The City Manager is responsible for the general day-to-day oversight and management of the City of Lone Tree and is responsible for directing the development and implementation of the City’s operating budget.
The City of Lone Tree is designed as a "Council-Manager" form of government which combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed City Manager. All power and authority to set policy rests with an elected governing body, which, in Lone Tree, includes a mayor, and members of the council. The city council in turn hires a nonpartisan manager who has very broad authority to run the City.
The City Manager also:
Provides recommendations to the Mayor and City Council
Implements policy decisions made by the City Council
Participates in City Council meetings
Anticipates future needs of the City
Serves as a general representative of the City