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An Introduction to the City Manager


    This week on Making Democracy Work, host Ilga Vise speaks with Greg Burris about who hires the City Manager, his duties, and where the funding comes from to pay for all the public services and the upkeep of various city facilities.  

    Under the City Charter, enacted in 1953, the City Council hires the City manager. His duties include preparing the budget and supervising the many departments of the city.

     Poverty is a major issue in some neighborhoods. Encouraging news to us is that many churches, the Convoy of Hope, the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, and many others have responded to these problems and are working to improve conditions. Citizen involvement is vital to “Making Democracy Work.”