The City of Dickinson operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Under this system, the City Council appoints a City Manager who acts as the chief administrative officer of the city government.
As the chief administrative and executive officer of the City, the City Manager ensures that City Council directives, goals and policies are implemented and executed by the organization. The duties and responsibilities of the City Manager are determined by the City Council in compliance with the City Charter and state statutes. Responsible for planning, directing, managing, and reviewing all activities and operations of the city; coordinates programs, services, and activities among city departments and outside agencies; ensures the financial integrity of the municipal organization; represents the city’s interests; provides highly responsible and complex policy advice and administrative support to the Mayor and City Council.