The City Manager is the chief administrative officer and head ofthe administrative branch of the city government. He is responsible for the proper administration of all affairs of the city. The Mayor and City Council deal with the administrative services of the city through the City Manager.
The City Manager sees that all ordinances are enforced, directs the hiring and firing of city personnel and department directors, prepares and administers the annual budget, regularly reports the affairs and needs of the city to the Mayor and City Council, and supervises city purchasing across all departments. The City Manager takes part in the matters discussed by the City Council, and sets the City Council agenda in conjunction with the Mayor.
The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The City Council enters into a written employment contract with the City Manager for a period no longer than 24 months. The City Manager must have at a minimum a four year bachelor's degree in public administration or a related field, and the Mayor and City Council can establish additional qualifications. Once appointed, the City Manager must become a resident of the City of Nogales.
For more information, please see the Nogales City Charter section 75.