City Manager

The City Manager of Boulder City operates under a Council / Manager form of government. Under this structure, the elected Mayor and City Council are responsible for all policy decisions affecting the city. The implementation of council policies and the general administration of city operations is the responsibility of a professional city manager.

Administrative Branch
J. David Fraser is Boulder City’s City Manager and is chief executive officer and the head of the administrative branch of the city government. He is appointed by and is directly responsible to the Mayor and the City Council.

Managerial Responsibilities
  • Appoints (and removes) all officers and employees of the city, except the City Clerk, City Attorney and Municipal Court Judge
  • Prepares the annual budget, submits it to the City Council and is responsible for its administration after adoption
  • Prepares and submits a complete report of the finances and administrative activities of the city for each fiscal year
  • Keeps the City Council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city
  • Directs and supervises all of the departments of the city
  • Develops programs and alternatives for consideration by the City Council
  • Represents the city in negotiations with other governmental representatives