While the City Council evaluates a broad range of issues and sets policy, the day-to-day municipal activities are directed by the City Manager, Doug Prichard, who is a professional administrator appointed by the City Council, and also serves as the City Clerk. The City Manager keeps the City Council advised of the City's financial condition and future needs and makes recommendations for consideration and action by the City Council. City offices are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
The functions of Emergency Preparedness, Economic Development, and Public Information are divisions of the City Manager's Office. In addition to the City Manager, this office includes the Assistant City Manager, Deputy City Clerk, and the Assistant to the City Manager.