City Manager

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City Receives Excellence Award for DPR Project
The City of Wichita Falls received the Municipal Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal League for the Direct Potable Reuse Project during the TML open general session at the 103rd annual TML conference being held in San Antonio. Complete Story


The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council as the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Wichita Falls. As the Chief Executive the City Manager works with the City Council, City Department Directors and City Staff to develop and implement policies guiding the City. This general function takes a number of forms including coordination of daily operations, long range development of the City; preparation of the annual budget; development and implementation of the personnel regulations, financial and administrative policies; and other actions as required by the Mayor and City Council or Code of Ordinances.

Form of Government

The City of Wichita Falls operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The Council/Manager form of government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials and the strong professional experience of a City Manager. The Mayor and Council establish policy and law while the City Manager has responsibility for submitting the annual budget, directing day-to-day operations, advises City Council on matters affecting the City and appoints and removes city personnel. The video below, produced by the International City/County Management Association, illustrates the responsibilities of a City Manager and a City Manager's office.

City Manager Documents

2016-2017 Preliminary Budget
City Manager's 2015-2016 Budget Message
Adopted Annual Budget 2015-2016
Capital Improvement Program 2015-2016
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2015 

Life, Well Run

Wichita Falls Earns Top Honor
The City of Wichita Falls has been awarded a 2013 Silver Leadership Circle Award by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. The Silver Leadership Circle Award recognizes city governments that are:
  • Opening books to the public
  • Providing clear, consistent pictures of spending
  • Sharing information in a user friendly format that lets taxpayers easily drill down for more information
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