The City of Cody operates as a Mayor-Council form of government and by Charter Ordinance appoints a professional administrator to manage the daily operations and internal affairs of the City. Through a professional staff, the City Administrator ensures the provisions of services and enforces policies adopted by the elected Mayor and Council.
As chief administrative officer, the City Administrator recruits, hires, terminates, and supervises City personnel while serving as chief adviser to the Mayor and Council. Other essential functions of the office of the City Administrator include preparing annual fiscal budgets, conducting various departmental meetings, and participating in intergovernmental activities.
The City Administrator is appointed by Council on the basis of education, training, and experience.