City of Collegedale

Type of Government

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The City of Collegedale operates under a Commission-Manager form of government.  The elected governing body, (the Board of Commissioners) is responsible for the legislative function of the municipality such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances and resolutions, voting appropriations, and coordinating with the Executive Branch, an overall Strategic Plan and Vision for the City. The Board of Commissioners elects a Mayor and Vice-Mayor from among themselves after each election.
The Board of Commissioners  sole employee is an appointed City Manager who heads the Executive Branch and administers the daily operations, implements policies, and offers counsel during the decision making process of the Board.
The City Manager in turn, employs all other staff and retains operational and administrative authority and responsibility in all functions of government and service delivery.