The City Manager is the chief administrator for the City of Hazelwood, running the day-to-day operations of the city, with the other departments reporting to him.
The City Manager is appointed to serve as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer for the City of Hazelwood and is responsible to the elected City Council for the proper management of the City’s affairs in accordance with the policies as determined by the Council.
Within the City Manager’s office are several positions.
Assistant City Manager - Economic Development
The Assistant City Manager assists the City Manager in areas of personnel, citizen requests, special projects, and represents the City Manager’s office at various regional committees and organizations.
Additionally, the Assistant City Manager - Economic Development's office handles business contacts and certain areas of community interest. In a meet and greet capacity, the office is responsible for facilitating the entry, maintenance, and expansion of business in the City.
The Assistant City Manager - Economic Development manages the City's communications program and as such, is responsible for communicating to city residents, employees, and the public at large information about the City of Hazelwood. This is done through a city newsletter, the website, social media, and various media outlets.
The City Planner provides land use planning for the City of Hazelwood. Responsibilities include:
- Maintaining land use ordinances
- Providing information for the Planning Commission
- Reviewing residential, commercial, and industrial development plans
- Reviewing special land use permit applications
- Administering the Community Development Block Grant Program.