City Manager's Office

The City Manager’s Office provides organizational leadership and ensures the goals and objectives of the City are achieved, as directed by the City Commission.

The City of Davenport operates within a commission-manager form of government. This system of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a commission, with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.

The plan establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council as a whole and where the commission hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.

The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission to direct the administration of Davenport under the policy direction of the City Commission. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing information to assist the City Commission in developing policy
  • Implementing City Commission policy
  • Supervising the operation of Davenport Departments
  • Working on regional issues to ensure the high quality of life for Davenport residents
  • Reporting to the City Commission on administrative activities