The City Manager is the Chief Executive of the City of Oak Park and is responsible for the efficient administration of all City departments.
Among many responsibilities, the City Manager is charged with supervising all City personnel, the preparation and submittal of the annual budget, enforcing municipal ordinances, and implementing the policies and direction set by City Council.
City-Manager Form of Government
The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local city manager. The mayor is a member of the elected city council in this form. The form establishes a representative system where all legislative authority is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained city manager to supervise all city staff and oversee the delivery of public services.
Meeting with the Manager:
City Manager Erik Tungate has the distinct pleasure of taping a monthly program called "Meeting with the Manager." During this program, he selects a pertinent topic and invites subject experts and departmental personnel to weigh in on the topic at hand. The latest segment airs on the City's Comcast Cable Channel OPTV15 and an archive of past editions can be found on the City's YouTube Channel.
A Monthly Production
In the latest edition, City Manager Tungate invites a Citizens' Panel to join members of the City's Public Safety Leadership Team to discuss a variety of public safety topics.
"In this month's show, we will hear from my top leadership staff in our Public Safety Department on a variety of topics, including their take on the recent unfortunate incidences that grip the nation and have been widely reported in the media," said City Manager Tungate. "I will then bring in a special panel of Oak Park stakeholders representing the business community and the nieghborhoods with a wide array of backgrounds. I will give them a chance to weigh in and ask our Public Safety leadership the difficult questions many of you have always wanted to ask but never had the chance, until now."
Meet City Manager Erik Tungate
Erik Tungate, City Manager
City of Oak Park
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