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 appoint a professional City Manager is hired by the City Council to implement those policies and oversee the operations of the City.
City Managers have various responsibilities and authorities including:
Appointing All City Employees
Advising the City Council on Municipal Policy Matters
Ensuring Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations