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Background on the Council-Manager Form of Government


The council-manager form of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. Approximately 59% of US cities with populations of 25,000 or more, and 47% of US cities with populations of 5,000 or more have adopted the council-manager form.

Responsibilities of the City Manager/Clerk

The primary responsibilities of a city manager/clerk are to implement the policies of the elected City Council. In addition, in the council-manager government, the manager assumes responsibility for:


The City Clerk's Office is also responsible for billing city utilities such as water, sewer, solid waste, storm sewer and recycling. Notary services are available from the Deputy City Clerk.

The City of Belmond has approximately 17 full-time and regular part-time employees. Also, there are 20 seasonal (life guards) employees hired each year.