City of Monroe, MI
120 E. First Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The City of Monroe operates under a council-manager form of government. The Mayor and City Council appoint the City Manager. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City. The Mayor and City Council exclusively hold and exercise all policy forming and legislative functions and have all powers and rights relative to control of City property. The City Manager provides Mayor and Council with professional management expertise by providing background on issues, proposes alternatives, and recommends courses of actions.
Under a system of local government called the council-manager form, elected officials are the policy makers who establish a vision for the City, and who hire the manager to carry out policy and ensure that all residents are being equitably served. The City Manager coordinates the work of department heads and other employees, who help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services to residents. By building public/private partnerships, managers target all of a community's resources to solve problems.
Additionally, the City Manager works with all the City's elected officials as they develop policies. The Manager ensures that laws and policies approved by City Council are equitably enforced throughout the city. The Manager also seeks feedback from residents and members of the business community to address and solve problems, prepares the annual budget, submits it to Council for approval, and implements it once it is approved. Further, the City Manager supervises department heads, administrative personnel, and other employees, and also performs some ombudsman duties by investigating resident complaints and problems within the administrative organization and recommends changes to elected officials. In general, the City Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the City.
Source: Additional information for definition provided by International City/County Management Association.