The Administrative Services department provides support for the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, all city departments, and ultimately for the general public. Staff is often the first point of contact regarding City issues and is happy to assist customers in obtaining information and scheduling appointments.
The City Manager is responsible for administration of the City including implementation of City Council policies and goals, enforcement of ordinances, supervision over program directors and employees, preparation of the budget and general manager of the City's operations. The City Manager also coordinates efforts of each department to fulfill City Council goals and develops and maintains an effective management team to carry out the performance areas of the City and policies set by the governing body.
This department also includes the City Recorder, who processes annexations and right-of-way vacations, schedules items for the City Council meeting agendas, assists the Deschutes County Clerk as the City's Elections Officer and provides the appropriate recording, retention and maintenance of official records of the City.