Christy Wurster was appointed by the City Council in January 2017 as the City Manager. As the Chief Administrative Officer, she is responsible under the direction of the City Council for the proper administration of the City.
The City Manager has several duties, some of which are listed below. A full list of the powers and duties of the City Manager, are included under City Charter; Chapter V, Powers and Duties of Officers; of the Silverton Municipal Code.
Powers and Duties:
See that all ordinances are enforced
Appoint all heads of departments and other city employees on the basis of merit and fitness alone and suspend or remove all employees of the city at the manager’s pleasure, except as limited by this Charter and except as the manager may authorize heads of departments to appoint, suspend or remove subordinates in such departments
See that provisions of all franchises, contracts, leases and permits and privileges granted by the city are fully enforced and observed
Prepare the annual budget
Perform such other duties as required by the Charter or as the Council may require