City Manager's Office
The City Charter establishes the City Manager as the chief executive officer of the City. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of City Council. The City Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the operations of the municipal government in order to implement Council policies in an effective, and economic manner.
In carrying out these responsibilities, the Manager advises and initiates a Council-determined policy. The City Manager oversees the enforcement of all ordinances and state-mandated requirements.
The City Manager appoints and removes department heads and employees on the basis of evaluation and accomplishments. The City Manager provides supervision over all departments; and prepares and recommends annual operating and capital improvement budgets.
The City Manager recommends legislation that appears necessary and desirable; advises Council of the financial conditions and future needs of the City; and informs the public through various reports to Council. The City Manager represents the City with the public, the press, and other governmental and private agencies.
Jack SuggsDeputy City Manager
Kendahl MooreAssistant to the City Manager
Mackenzie HetrickExecutive Associate
The City Manager is selected by Oak Ridge City Council. Their duties include, but are not limited to:
- Represent the City’s interests in interactions with multiple DOE components and federal contractors
- Promote and support private-sector development and business activity in the city that utilizes specialized technical expertise and workforce skills associated with local DOE research and production
- Address and improve recruitment and retention efforts for city staff
- Foster a variety of ongoing and planned capital projects, including completion of the new water treatment facility and a planned General Aviation airport
- Stimulate progress toward achieving the city’s goal of “creating a downtown” via mixed-use development in the central city
- Address aging housing stock some of which was built by the federal government in the 1940s for the Manhattan project
Under general direction of the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager assists in the management of government operations and advises and recommends courses of action on issues as assigned, and implements the mandates and directives of the City Manager and City Council.
The Assistant to the City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and under direction of the City Manager, provides complex and technical professional assistance to the City Manager in planning, organizing, developing, coordinating, maintaining and directing the overall operations and activities of the City. This position is charged with analysis and implementation of projects that will improve the City’s economic development plan, city services, optimize revenue collection, and reduce costs. Position is designed to prepare the Assistant for future duties in Deputy City Manager or City Manager roles.