Jackson County City Manager

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

Maquoketa City Manager 201 East Pleasant Street Maquoketa IA 52060 563-652-2484

About Jackson County City Managers

Jackson County City Managers are the chief executives responsible for the administration of city departments and the implementation of City Council policies in Jackson County, IA. A City Manager is appointed by the Jackson County City Council and reports to them in what is termed, the Council-Manager form of government.

You may contact the City Manager for questions about:
  • Jackson County local government administration
  • Elected officials in Jackson County, Iowa
  • City Manager jobs and employment
  • Jackson County public relations
  • Roles and duties of the City Manager
Jackson County City Management

The Jackson County City Manager supervises a city's daily operations through department directors and is expected to have professional knowledge of all city functions. In addition to appointing and directing department heads, the City Manager has general oversight of personnel processes, financial management, and other administrative matters. The City Manager is responsible for proposing an annual budget, based on Jackson County City Council objectives and priorities, for review and approval by the Council. Following the adoption of the budget, the City Manager implements and monitors the budget, usually through Jackson County Budget or Finance Department staff. Either as part of the annual budget cycle or through a separate process, the City Manager also proposes capital projects and ways to finance them.

Managerial Duties

The Jackson County City Manager's duties include advising the City Council and making recommendations on matters that come before the Council. A City Manager may need to research, analyze, and propose solutions for implementing Council objectives, address citizen complaints, or resolve other city issues in Jackson County, Iowa. Evaluation of city operations and proposals for improving the delivery of services are also the responsibility of the City Manager. At City Council meetings, the City Manager is expected to assist the Council in its decision-making process, but the City Manager does not have a vote on the Jackson County based Council.

Jackson County Public Relations

The position entails extensive Jackson County public relations duties, as the City Manager coordinates with various intergovernmental and civic groups, meets with citizens individually or in groups, engages with the business community, and otherwise represents the city.

Town & Village Managers

The City Manager position is prevalent throughout the United States in cities of all sizes, although large cities tend to adopt Mayor-Council forms of government and do not have City Managers. Towns and villages in Jackson County that adopt Council-Manager forms of government hire professionals with somewhat different titles, such as Town Manager or Village Manager, though these positions usually have job descriptions which closely resemble that of a City Manager.