The City of Bonner Springs operates under a Mayor-Council / Manager form of government. The nine-member City Council appoints the City Manager. The Council operates as the legislative branch of the City and provides policy direction to the City Manager, while the City Manager is responsible for the administration of the City departments. This system of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience and expertise of a professional city manager.
Responsibilities / Duties
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and acts as the chief executive and administrative officer of the city. He provides reports and recommendations and assists the City Council in identifying and developing the policy agenda and has the responsibility to see that the council's policies and procedures, as well as the laws and regulations of the city, are administered effectively, efficiently, and equitably.
The City Manager's Office includes an Economic Development Coordinator and Human Resources.