The City operates under a commission-manager form of government in which the City Manager is appointed by the City Commission, and serves as the head of the city's administration. The City Manager is responsible for:
Ensuring that council policies are implemented
Ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the city
Maintaining the day to day administration of the City through the various departments, contracts, and employees
Recommending policy alternatives to the commission
Submitting the proposed annual budget to the commission
The City Manager's goals are to provide a capable and inspiring leadership for City staff, to make day to day decisions that allow for the most effective use of resources, and to operate in a manner that improves the quality of life for Oakland Park's business and residents.