The City of Clinton operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Under this form of government, the elected Mayor and City Council set priorities through policy and hire a professional City Manager to implement those policies and oversee the operations of the City.
City Managers have various responsibilities and authorities including:
Appointing All City Employees
Overseeing the Operations of the City
Advising the City Council on Municipal Policy Matters
Ensuring Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations
Submitting the Annual Budget to the City Council
The Council-Manager form of government dates back to 1915 when the National Civic League released the second edition of their Model City Charter which recommended cities be managed by a city manager who would appoint and manage an administrative team of professionals to deliver city services. Visit the International City Management Association page to learn about the value professional managers bring to build ethical, efficient, effective local government and great communities.