Under Victoria's statutory Plan B form of government, the city council selects a city manager on the basis of training, experience and administrative qualifications. The city manager has responsibility for the administration of all city business and is answerable to the council.
The city manager's office oversees city operations, ensuring financial stability, fostering sound financial management practices and facilitating strategic planning for future growth and development, as well as operational efficiency. The city manager's office leads the city's commitment to providing high-quality services to the Victoria community.
The city clerk has many statutory functions. The clerk and the mayor sign all official city documents (meeting minutes, resolutions, ordinances and more). The city clerk manages city elections and maintains official documents, minutes, ordinances, legal notices and licenses.
Communications and Human Resources
This position has no statutory functions; responsibilities are assigned at the discretion of the city manager.
- Supervise elections in the City of Victoria for all primary and general elections.
- Coordinate and communicate with other local, regional, state and federal government and quasi-governmental agencies on projects and issues affecting the city.
- Communicate with the community and local media through a variety of channels, including city website, city newsletter, local cable access, local print and radio media, utility billing messages and social media.
- Provide staff support and technical assistance to various standing and ad-hoc committees and commissions.
- Manage human resources and staff training.
- Manage public utilities.
- Oversee and coordinate activities of all city departments.
- Work closely with mayor and city council, advising them on significant matters and presenting items that require council action.