The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City of Saskatoon. The position is responsible for planning, directing, supervising, coordinating and controlling all municipal operations as approved by City Council.
The City Manager's responsibilities include providing assistance and advice on various aspects of municipal operations, investigating and reporting on all matters referred by City Council and its committees, and submitting the capital and operating budgets to City Council for review.
The City Manager chairs the Management Committee (comprised of all General Managers) which is responsible for coordination of all city-wide management and operational matters.
The City Manager is the direct supervisor of all General Managers and through them, all Branch Managers and civic employees (except for those boards and commissions which are responsible to City Council). This includes the appointment, promotion, demotion and suspension of employees of the City, except those employees appointed directly by City Council. The City Manager makes recommendations to City Council with respect to the appointment of General Managers and any officials required to be appointed by City Council.