Phone: (814) 827-5300 x 314
The City Manager is appointed by City Council and is chosen solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications with special reference to actual experience in, or knowledge of, accepted practice in respect to the duties of the office. The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative official of the City. The City Manager shall execute all laws and ordinances of the City.
The Manager is responsible for supervision of City departments, appointing and removing subordinates and assistants, preparation and oversight of the budget, enforcement of City Ordinances, negotiation of contracts, and attendance in all meetings of City Council with the right to take part in the discussions but without the right to vote.
The Manager is also responsible for keeping City Council informed about County, State, Federal matters that may affect the City and its residents. It is important for the Manager to have current information to guide City Council in their decision making. Therefore, the Manager maintains professional certifications and receives extensive training in municipal affairs and public administration.
As liaison between City Council and the residents, the City Manager is available to answer questions and make presentations about the City and how issues may affect them.