City Manager


The City of Roxboro operates under Council-Manager Form of Government.

The National League of Cities provides the following overview regarding the Council-Manager Form of Government:


Characteristics include:

  • City council oversees the general administration, makes policy, sets budget
  • Council appoints a professional city manager to carry out day-to-day administrative operations
  • Often the mayor is chosen from among the council on a rotating basis    

This is the most common form of government. According to surveys by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), this form of government has grown from 48% usage in 1996 to 55% usage in 2006. It is most popular in cities with populations over 10,000, mainly in the Southeast and Pacific coast areas. Some examples are Phoenix, Arizona; Topeka, Kansas; San Antonio, Texas, and Rockville, Maryland. (Source)

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has published the attached brochure for Frequently Asked Questions regarding this form of Government.