Many mayor-council cities have hired professional city administrators to serve under the mayor and assist with administrative and policy-related duties. By doing so, these cities seek to gain the benefits of professional management, allowing the mayor to focus greater attention on policy development, political leadership roles, and serve as a part-time Mayor.
The City Clerk is the local official for local legislation, the Public Records Act and the Open Public Meetings Act. The City Clerk prepares meeting agendas and ensures that Council actions are in compliance with all federal, state and local statutes and that all actions are properly executed, recorded, and archived.
It is the purpose of the Finance Department to protect and properly account for city funds and to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external clients in a professional, courteous and efficient manner.