Responsibilities & Services

The City Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of the City. These activities include:
  • Managing contracts and consultants providing services to the City;
  • Serve as legislative advisor to the City Council;
  • Review proposed operating budgets and recommend a proposed City budget to the City Council for approval;
  • Attend and participate in Council meetings and numerous other committee or board meetings and public hearings, advising and providing necessary information;
  • Coordinate preparation of agendas and agenda packets;
  • Review and prepare written reports and recommendations for City Council and various boards and committees;
  • Meet and confer with various citizen groups or individual citizens as well as with City employees;
  • Develop productivity improvement and cost savings programs;
  • Review and interpret City policies, procedures and codes and recommend improvements and adjustments to the City Council;
  • Performs liaison activities to other local, State and Federal agencies and organizations;
  • Receives and answers or responds to complaints or inquiries from community and outside organizations;
  • Performs a variety of related activities, such as field inspections and review of ongoing City development projects;
  • Maintains official ordinance and minute books;
  • Serves as custodian of the City Seal and City records.

Assistant City Administrator

The Assistant City Administrator assists the City Administrator with day to day operations as well as overseeing elections and managing human relations for the City. The Assistant City Administrator also manages the Vadnais Heights Commons.