As the Townships Chief Administrative Officer, the Superintendent is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for carrying out and directing the administration of the governments' day-to-day operations. This includes ensuring the Boards vision and policies are promoted through appropriate action, overall management of all Township Departments, fiscal oversight, and creation of dynamic economic development plans to maintain our planned growth and viability.
The Executive Coordinator operates as the chief assistant to the Superintendent and the elected Supervisor and is responsible for coordinating and performing projects, as well as developing, implementing, and maintaining procedures to promote administrative best practices.
Council-Manager Form of Government
The Council-Manager form of governance is the fastest growing form of government in the United States today. It's also the most prevalent - it's used by more cities, villages, townships, and counties than any other form.
It's a system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials (the governing body) with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The council-manager form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council, and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
Local governments have found that overall costs actually have been reduced with competent management. Savings come in the form of reduced operating costs, increased efficiency, and productivity improved revenue collection or effective use of technology.
Under the council-manager form of government, involvement of the entire elected body ensures a more balanced approach to community decision making, so that all interests can be expressed and heard not just those that are well funded.
Under council-manager government, qualifications and performance - and not skillful navigation of the political election process - are the criteria the elected body uses to select a professional manager. The professional manager, in turn, uses his or her education, experience, and training to select department heads and other key managers to oversee the efficient delivery of services. In this way, the council-manager government maintains critical checks and balances to ensure accountability at the township hall.