City Administrators Office

City Administrators Office

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The City Administrator's Office is responsible for the executive management of the highly diverse operations of the City of Ann Arbor. The City Administrator provides leadership, vision, and direction to City Departments, implements City Council policy, and works with City Council and administrative staff to implement strategic and financial planning objectives.

The City Administrator serves in a highly visible capacity as an ambassador for the community and to other governmental agencies. Duties include: General Administration; Organizational Development; Community Relations; Intergovernmental Relations; Council Support/Relations; City Budget and Financial Planning; and
Human Resources and Labor Relations. 

The City Administrator provides updates to City Council prior to every scheduled regular City Council meeting.  The reports are included as written communications from the City Administrator as part of the published meeting agenda. 

     City Administrator's Report - December 3, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - November 19, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - November 8, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - October 15, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - October 1, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - September 17, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - September 4, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - August 23, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - August 9, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - July 16, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - July 2, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - June 18, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - June 4, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - May 21, 2018 (PDF)

     City Administrator's Report - May 7, 2018 (PDF)

The City Administrator also leads the City with the following guiding principles:

Vision

A unified team, creating and sustaining excellence.

Mission

To deliver exceptional services that sustain and enhance a vibrant, safe, and diverse community. 

Core Values

The City's goals form the basis of our Organizational Strategic Plan, and are supported by the following core values: 

  • We are accountable to the public we serve.

  • We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all of our endeavors.

  • We value our integrity and are completely trustworthy.

  • We are proper stewards of the public trust and environment.

  • We work as a team on behalf of our community.

  • We ensure that we perform all of operations safely.

Goals

In our efforts to provide the core functions of government, we have integrated the following goals into each service area:

  • We will deliver exceptional service to the public.

  • We will support and enable sustainable economic development.

  • We will protect and ensure the financial health of your City assets.

  • We will integrate external engagement into what we do, operating openly and transparently.

  • We will leverage information technology to increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of our work.

  • We will strengthen human capital by recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional City staff.

Strategic Planning

The City Administrator's Office serves the Ann Arbor community and  supports City staff's mission to deliver exceptional services that sustain and enhance a vibrant, safe, and diverse community. 

Community support and partnership is the key to unlock the potential of your City government.  In 2018, City staff will use City Council Work Sessions for “visioning” which will enable us to focus on developing financial, technical, and structural approaches to ensure sustainable quality of life for the community. Each one of these opportunities will offer citizens the chance to tell us what is important to them as we strive to provide better service. 

Protecting and Serving - Visioning Public Safety

January 22, 2018 Work Session. View this meeting online via CTN's Youtube channel. View the presentation.  View (and provide your feedback via) the AAPD Perception of Safety Survey.  

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and Cost of Services and Rates

March 12, 2018 Work Session. View this meeting online via CTN"s Youtube channel. View the presentation and meeting materials online.

Building for Tomorrow - Infrastructure Priorities  

April 9, 2018 Work Session.  View this meeting online via CTN"s Youtube channel. View the presentation and meeting materials online.

Ensuring an Inclusive Community: Equity and Affordable Housing

May 14, 2018 Work Session. View meeting online via CTN's Youtube channel. View the presentation and meeting materials online

Building a Healthy Ann Arbor - Recreation, Wellness, and Sustainability

June 11, 2018 Work Session.  View meeting online via CTN's Youtube channel.  View the presentaion and meeting materials online.

City Administrator
Howard S. Lazarus

Contact Information
301 E. Huron St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.794.6110, ext. 41102
Email:  hlazarus@a2gov.org

 

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John Fournier
Assistant City Administrator
734.794.6110, ext. 41107
Email:  jfournier@a2gov.org

Sara Higgins
Strategic Planning Coordinator
734.794.6110, ext. 41102
Email: shiggins@a2gov.org