The City Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City. They have administrative authority and responsibility over all departments and department managers with the exception of the Public Library. The Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Common Council to make sure the policy decisions of the elected officials are carried out and that public services are delivered efficiently and effectively.
In addition to the day-to-day management of the City, the Administration Department oversees budget management, human resources, economic development, strategic planning, organizational and operational efficiency, labor negotiations, policy/procedure development and implementation, and information technology.
Past City Administrators
In 1972, the Common Council appointed the first full-time City Administrator.
1972 to 1993 Norbert Theine
1993 to 1995 John Syndegaard
1995 to 1998 Thomas Reber
1998 to 2003 Tammy LaBorde, as Administrative Coordinator