City Manager's Office


The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the Chief Executive Officer, performing highly responsible managerial and supervisory work in planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the City of Eau Claire. The City Manager provides professional general management of the City operations to accomplish City Council strategies, policies, and objectives and assures optimum use of City fiscal, physical, and human resources. Duties include administering policies established by the City Council and by law, developing and implementing administrative procedures for City operations, coordinating and directing all departments and staff operations and selecting, developing, and effectively utilizing staff and capital investments.


  • Assist the City Council in developing policy and strategic direction to provide for the common good of the people of Eau Claire.
  • Provide clear and timely communication with the City Council, staff, media and public on issues of city importance.
  • Provide executive leadership and management for City operations to ensure the provision of quality public services in a timely, equitable, sustainable and fiscally responsive manner.
  • Encourage informed and responsible citizen engagement in local governance and community decision-making.
  • Strengthen community and intergovernmental partnerships essential for maintaining a high quality of life for all residents.
  • Become the most welcoming mid-sized community in the Midwest by creating an improved community culture for equity, diversity and inclusion while successfully educating the public on means to improve our community climate.


  • Provide positive operational financial results on a long-term basis.
  • Continue growth in the overall market value of the community.
  • Ensure operations incorporate strategic values of making Eau Claire a great city; continuing local government stewardship services; balancing financial, environmental and development decisions to best meet sustainability needs; and creating conditions for all people to thrive.

Strategic Operational Values:

  • The City delivers services in an ethical, professional, fair and transparent manner.
  • The Eau Claire City Council values each other and City staff by fostering a collegial, inclusive, respectful and engaging policy-making environment.
  • Eau Claire’s City staff values innovative and responsive approaches to service delivery and embraces a culture of continuous improvement.
  • The City values its employees and strives to recruit, retain and support the best workforce possible.

City Manager Expenditure Summary