City Manager

The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer in Fairmont’s Council-Manager form of Government. Appointed by City Council for an indefinite term, they shall be responsible to the Council for the administration of all city affairs placed in their charge by or under the City Charter.


The City Manager:

  • Appoints all city employees and administers personnel policy
  • Attends all council meetings, takes part in discussion, but does not vote
  • Directs and supervises the administration of all departments
  • Keeps Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City
  • Makes and submits to Council other reports as required, concerning the operation of the City
  • Performs other duties specified in the City Charter or required by Council
  • Prepares and mails to each Council member a proposed agenda of the next regular council meeting
  • Prepares and submits the annual budget and capital plan to Council
  • Proposes personnel rules to Council for adoption
  • Sees that all laws, charter provisions and acts of council are enforced
  • Submits, to Council, a fiscal year ending annual report