The Role of a City Commissioner
We build Relationships
A successful City Commissioner must understand the needs of the community. This means having the necessary relationships in and around the City, with neighborhood leaders, elected officials, members of the business community and others, to meet those needs.
The ability to work well with other members of the Commission to gain their support is important to achieving a Commissioner’s priorities.
We Attend Events
A successful City Commissioner must also understand the needs of the community. Attending community events helps the Commissioner keep the pulse of the community and proactively plan for upcoming needs.
We Set Policy
A City Commissioner works with the other members of the Commission to set policy and direct priorities of the City based on the needs of the community.
The City Commissioners vote on agenda items at weekly meetings that require a majority (3) of the Commission at minimum (emergency votes require 4 votes).
Oversee City Manager
One of the main duties of the Commission is the hiring, evaluation and management of the City Manager. The City Manager is the top staff member of the City who runs the day to day operations and to whom practically all other City staff report. The Commission keeps the City Manager accountable by making sure the requirements of the City Charter are carried out and the directions of the Commission are followed.