Council-Manager Form of Government

Form of Government

Cedar Park operates under the council-manager form of government, per the city charter. The council-manager form is a system of local government that combines the political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.

City Council

The Cedar Park City Council consists of a Mayor and six at-large Council positions. All of these elected positions are volunteer.

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City Manager's Office

The Cedar Park City Manager's Office administers the programs and policies of the City Council. The manager and staff provide professional assistance to the City Council including information and recommendations.

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The Council-Manager Form of Government: Answers to Your Questions

Per the City's charter, Cedar Park operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Appointed by the Cedar Park City Council, the city manager is the chief administrative officer for the City. The manager is responsible for achieving the goals and implementing the policies of the City Council, which emphasize community, service, and fiscal responsibility. The manager works closely with the City Council on identifying the priorities of our residents, businesses, and visitors. The manager, along with the city management staff, provides professional leadership and direction for the day-to-day operations of this dynamic full-service city.

The FAQs information was provided by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

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