Administrative Department


Description

City Administration provides overall management of the City including the oversight of all City departments; preparation of the annual budget; implementation of City Council policy initiatives; establishing a positive working relationship with community leaders and other governmental agencies; ensuring the economic viability and sustainability of the City and operation of the City according to State statutes, local ordinances and the ICMA and TCMA Code of Ethics.

Goals and Objectives

  • Manage and operate the City according to its core values of customer service, community, integrity and leadership
  • Respond to all requests, inquiries and complaints in a timely manner
  • Conduct City Council meetings in an effective and professional manner while ensuring that comprehensive information is provided in the Council agenda packets
  • Provide leadership and oversight in implementing the City Council goals, priorities, programs and policies
  • Provide effective relations with local and state agencies including the Chamber of Commerce, CVB, EDC, County and State government
  • Identify and address growth-related issues that are impacting the quality of life for the community and develop proposed solutions
  • Coordinate local efforts to expand labor force
  • Oversee all City departments to ensure that employees are productive, professional and responsive

In order to meet these goals, we will

  • Continue to focus on both short-term and long-term planning
  • Look for opportunities for continued improvement of City services
  • Set a positive leadership example for other employees in terms of professionalism, integrity, work ethic, dedication and leadership
  • Recognize employees who go the extra mile to serve customers
  • Educate employees on leadership and management skills
  • Provide information on City programs and services in a completely transparent manner
  • Be available and accessible to the City Council, City employees and the general public

What we accomplished in 2022-2023

  • Prepared FY 2024 City Budget that addressed City Council priorities and community needs while reducing tax rate
  • Worked with EDC, Chamber of Commerce, and other local groups in a continued effort to expand broadband services throughout the community and installed fiber loop throughout the City
  • Continued preparations for 2024 Eclipse event
  • Continued efforts to attract more affordable housing to the community
  • Coordinated with County, Chamber, EDC, and CVB to build stronger relationships between entities to benefit community
  • Continued Comprehensive Plan and Parks Master Plan development
  • Continued to work with local organizations for improved sports facilities

What we plan to accomplish in 2023-2024

  • Prepare FY 2025 City Budget that addresses City Council priorities
  • Work with City Council to develop a potential bond election package for 2025 that addresses community needs
  • Educate first class of Fredericksburg Citizen University which will inform citizens of the roles and functions of city government
  • Coordinate with CVB and other local groups to look for ways to improve and enhance Food and Wine Fest and other special events
  • Complete Comprehensive Plan and develop Strategic Plan for the City based on recommendations
  • Continue to look for ways to generate revenue in general fund to minimize tax burden on local residents
  • Continue to develop long-term water supply plan
  • Continue to prepare for April 2024 Eclipse event and hold follow-up meetings to discuss lessons learned for future large events

Administration Department Staffing [employee headcount by job title]


Administration Department Organizational Chart