The City Manager's Office ensures the implementation of the policies of the City Commission through strategic leadership, fiscal stewardship, and quality delivery of municipal services. The department encourages an environment that fosters a commitment to teamwork to internal and external customers.
Under the charter adopted by the citizens of Parkland, the City Manager is the administrative head of the city government responsible for proper administration of all affairs of the city under the City Manager’s jurisdiction. The City Manager advises the Commission on strategic direction for the city and responds to changing community needs. The City Manager recommends to the City Commission adoption of policies that the City Manager believes will benefit the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
Commission-Manager Form of Government
The City of Parkland operates under a commission-manager form of government, whereby commissioners are elected by citizens to make important decisions on policy-related issues and to establish a vision for the city. The City Commission appoints the City Manager who is essentially the Chief Executive Officer of the city to carry out those policies and visions, so as to ensure that the entire community is being equitably served. The City Manager coordinates the work of department heads and other employees, who help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services to residents.