City Manager

About the City Manager

The City of Rochester utilizes the Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. It is the responsibility of the City Manager to carry out policies formulated by the City Council.

The City Manager's Office is responsible for supporting and ensuring the efficient delivery of all municipal services. In addition to provision of professional general management, supervision of all departments and operations, development and implementation of city-wide objectives and policies, the City Manager's Office oversees the following functions:
  • Cable Television
  • Directing preparation of the five-year financial plan and annual budget
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency management
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Human Resources & Employee Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Solid Waste, including Household Hazardous Waste
  • Utility Issues & Complaints
  • City Council agenda preparation and support
  • Enforcement of the City Code, Charter and applicable laws of the State of Michigan
  • Preparing the City budget for consideration by the Council
  • Administering the adopted budget
  • Keeping the Council informed about financial affairs of the City