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city manager

noun
1.
a person not publicly elected but appointed by a city council to manage a city.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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  • Under this system the city council appoints a city manager who acts as the chief executive officer of the government.
British Dictionary definitions for city manager

city manager

noun
1.
(in the US) an administrator hired by a municipal council to manage its affairs See also council-manager plan
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Encyclopedia Article for city manager

principal executive and administrative officer of a municipality under a council-manager system of local government. Under such a form the voters elect only the city council, which appoints a city manager to administer municipal affairs under its supervision. The council acts only collectively, and its individual members, including the mayor, have no administrative functions. The city manager, subject to the general supervision of the council, is in full charge of the administration of municipal affairs. He prepares the budget, appoints and dismisses personnel, directs the work of municipal departments, and attends council meetings in which he presents recommendations on municipal business and usually takes an active part in the discussions.

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