How the City Operates
The City of Helena 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. This form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected commission as a whole and where the commission hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
What Does the City Manager's Office Do?
The City Manager's office supervises implementation of policy and procedure as directed by the City Commission through coordination and supervision of operations in all city departments. Staff also works with the City Commission members on legislative matters and intergovernmental relations; works with citizens and neighborhoods; prepares City Commission agendas; oversees franchises including telecommunications; submits a recommended budget to the City Commission; is responsible for public information including media relations, marketing and communications; and much more.
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