City Manager

Operating under Alaska Statute Title 29, as a 2nd-class city, manager-form of government, the City Manager serves as the chief executive officer of the City. The City Manager directs day-to-day operations through the departments of Administration, Finance, Public Works, Police, Fire, Information Technology, and Planning.  


The City Manager’s Office is responsible for many of the City's centralized functions:

  1. Implementing public policies adopted by the City Council
  2. Actively managing the municipal organization to ensure efficient, cost-effective service delivery
  3. Supporting city departments and divisions in efforts to innovate and improve customer experience
  4. Providing public information through media requests and reports
  5. Developing and recommending policies that protect the city's fiscal foundation; and
  6. Influencing state and federal policies that impact Bethel's ability to thrive.