City Manager

The City Manager is a professional government manager appointed by the Bel Aire City Council, and is responsible for the efficient daily operations of the city.

In order to deliver services in the most efficient manner possible, the City Manager must work closely with department heads and city staff, develop and submit the City's annual operating budget to the City Council for consideration, provide guidance and expertise to the City Council on a variety of issues, and address citizens questions, comments, and concerns in a timely fashion.

Value of Professional Management

Why have professional management?

According to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), professional local government managers fulfill a number of invaluable functions for the community, the elected officials, and the citizens:
  • Commit to a set of highly ethical practices and maintain a deep sense of social responsibility as a trusted public servant.
  • Ensure that services are fairly distributed and that administration of the community organization is based on merit and not favoritism.
  • Focus on sound financial management, efficient and equitable service delivery, policy implementation, and local government performance evaluation.
  • Take a comprehensive perspective that is guided by a long-term vision for the community.
  • Work in partnership with elected officials to develop sound approaches to community challenges and make the right things happen.