Under the direction of the City Council, the City Manager provides leadership, executive direction, administration and management of all municipal services and programs and ensures the effective implementation of policies established by the Council. The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, and as such provides leadership to Career Service, Police and Fire employees at the City. The City Manager creates and articulates the vision and direction for the city, and works through the various organizations to assist employees in understanding the city's vision and working to accomplish it. The City Manager models and champions the city's values of integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service. The powers and duties of the City Manager are outlined in the City's Charter, and many of those are listed below.



  • Responds to City Council requests; reviews and formulates items for City Council agendas and/or workshops.
  • Directs and reviews the preparation of policy recommendations to City Council.
  • Annually prepares and submits a proposed city budget, and is then responsible for its administration once adopted.
  • Annually prepares and submits a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the previous year, and shall be prepared to provide verbal or written reports at any time addressing the affairs of the city.
  • Enforces all terms and conditions imposed on the city or its inhabitants in any contract or public utility franchise, and reports violations to Council.
  • Attends Council meetings and participates in discussions with Council in an advisory capacity.
  • Directs and administers planning, utilities, public works, parks, recreation and open space, internal services (human resources, purchasing, risk management and fleet operations), information systems, finance, fire, police, library and cultural services, and neighborhood services departments through deputy city managers.
  • Provides guidance and direction to department directors to ensure the effective management and operation of general management functions including management support, communications, and development services.
  • Coordinates with the City Attorney, Chief Judge, and the Judicial Administrator to ensure the effective disposition of City legal and judicial functions.
  • Informs the public concerning plans and activities of the Council and of the City administration.
  • Establishes a system of accounting and auditing for the City and demonstrates that legal provisions have been complied with and reflect the financial condition and financial operation of the City.
  • Guides and directs the development of systems, projects, policies and procedures to streamline operations, reduce expenditures, and improve service.
  • Represents and presents City interests to a variety of groups and organizations
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration or a directly related field and at least five years' experience as a Deputy City Manager or City Manager in a medium to large full-service municipal government or comparable organization; a Master's degree is preferred.




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Affion Public
2120 Market Street
Suite 100
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Fax: 717-214-2205

The City of Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workforce. Applicants selected as finalists for this position will be subject to a comprehensive background check. 
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