The city administrator is the chief administrative officer of the city and is appointed by the Common Council to oversee the day-to-day operations of the city. Responsibilities of the city administrator include:

  • Advising the council of the city's current financial condition and future financial needs in order to maintain high quality services and facilities
  • Hiring and managing the city's workforce, as well as negotiating all labor contracts
  • Providing leadership for the organization by executing the City Council's policies, ordinances, resolutions and service objectives
  • Working with the council, city staff and citizens to establish and implement long-range goals and objectives

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Burlington is to build and enhance our community by safely, respectfully, proudly and effectively executing our daily work activities. As an organization we are committed to continuous improvement.