How does council-manager government work?

The elected council or board represent their community and develop a long-range vision for its future. They establish policies that affect the overall operation of the community and are responsive to residents' needs and wishes.

To ensure that these policies are carried out and that the entire community is equitably served, the governing body appoints a highly trained professional manager on the basis of their education, experience, skills, and abilities (and not their political allegiances). If the manager is not responsive to the governing body, it has the authority to terminate the manager at any time.

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1. What form of government does the City of Piqua use?
2. What is the council-manager form of government, which is used today by so many cities, towns, and counties?
3. How does council-manager government work?
4. How can council-manager government benefit my community?
5. What is the role of the manager under council-manager government?
6. What is the role of the commission?
7. What is the role of the mayor or chairperson?