414 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
The City Manager's Office consists of the following divisions and programs:The City Manager's Office also works with a variety of community partners to assist in providing the best possible services and information.
The City has a council-manager form of government. As the city's chief administrator, the city manager is responsible for making city government run efficiently and economically.
The city manager serves and advises the mayor and City Council, appoints most department directors and prepares a proposed annual budget for council consideration. The manager also enforces municipal laws and ordinances and coordinates City operations and programs. The manager does not appoint the police chief or the parks and recreation director, who are appointed instead by the boards they serve.
The City Manager's Office provides staff support services to the City Council and its committee meetings, and coordinates the development and analysis of policy recommendations presented to the mayor and City Council.
The city manager interacts on a daily basis with the City's Executive Team, consisting of the City Manager's Office administrative staff and his department liaisons, department directors (including the chief of police and parks and recreation director, who are appointed by separate boards) and the city auditor and city clerk, who are appointed by the City Council.