The City is lead by a City Manager who is appointed by the City Board of Directors. As chief administrative officer, the City Manager is directly responsible to the City Board for the operation of all City Departments.
- Providing the overall direction for the City in accordance with the policies established by the City Board.
- Assuring that operations are conducted economically, efficiently, and effectively.
- Overseeing programs, operations and policies.
- Preparing, reviewing, and monitoring the annual operating budget for the City.
Catherine Cook was appointed City Manager in April 1996 and began her career with the City of Hope in 1990, where she has been Administrative Assistant to the City Manager, Public Works Director, and Assistant City Manager.