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City Manager

City Manager

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to provide general management to all City departments.  The City Manager directs, oversees, and supports the efforts of all City Departments, ensuring that City Council policies and direction are carried out.  Through a team approach, the City Manager is responsible for administering and implementing Council policies, developing recommendations and alternatives for providing City services, providing direction to the City’s departments and professional contract employees, preparing annual budget, negotiating and administering contacts, and providing information regarding City government to residents. 

The staff at the Office of the City Manager performs the administrative duties for the City Clerk who is an elected position.  Examples of those administrative duties include conducting regular and special municipal elections, preparing City Council meeting agendas, preparing meeting agendas for boards/ commissions, recording and transcription of minutes for City Council and other city boards commissions, and providing support to citizen’s advisory committees.  City Clerk and Records information can be found here.

City Manager Carl Simpson begins with the City of Jackson on January 29, 2024. 
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City Manager's Report

The City Manager issues an annual report that provides an overview of the City's accomplishments for the past year.  The current report can be found here. 

The City Manager leads the staff, to achieve the goals and objectives set by the seven areas of priorities that were established by the City Council.  The future goals can be found here.