Trafford City Manager

Find Trafford Alabama city managers. City managers provide information on day to day operations and administrative matters of cities, including public relations, human resources, and finances.


Mountain Brook City Manager 3928 Montclair Road Birmingham AL 35213 21.5 miles from Trafford 205-802-3800


Owens Cross Roads City Manager 9032 U.s. 431 Owens Cross Roads AL 35763 55.5 miles from Trafford 256-725-4163

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About City Managers

What are the qualifications of a City Manager?

Most City Managers have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and move up through the ranks of the city by serving as a department head or Assistant City Manager before being appointed as City Manager. Many receive a Master of Public Administration or pursue voluntary credentialing through the International City/County Management Association.

Are City Managers required to reside in the cities they serve?

In many places, the local charter has a residency requirement for the City Manager. In these cases, applicants for a City Manager position that do not live in the city are usually given a set amount of time to move.

Do City Managers have to be affiliated with the same party as the Mayor or Council majority?

Party affiliation is not a consideration in the appointment of a City Manager. The City Manager is intended to serve as a neutral professional that serves the full Council in their governance duties.