City Manager

Responsibilities & Services


The city manger leads, directs, and coordinates all city operations and staff. They report directly to the mayor and members of the City Council, who are elected by the citizens of Bowie.
The City of Bowie operates under a system of local government called the council / manager form. Under this system, the mayor and City Council establish policy and law, and the city manager handles the day-to-day management of the city organization.

The city manger is responsible for:
  • Advising the City Council on matters affecting the city
  • Appointing and removing city personnel
  • Implementing City Council policies
  • Encouraging and providing for citizen input regarding City operations, services, and programs
  • Managing all city operations and services
  • Serving as liaison to other governmental entities
  • Submitting the annual budget to the City Council for review, modification, and approval