New Brighton Administration Department
By harnessing creative, energetic thoughts and ideas, the Administrative Service Area of New Brighton seeks the most efficient and effective ways of providing services to the City as a community. New Brighton’s Administration leads in a manner so as to position the community, the City Council, and staff for the successful achievement and pursuit of its vision.
The Administration Department is responsible for executing the policies adopted by the City Council and for the general management of the City. The Administration Department is responsible for personnel, compensation and benefits administration, labor relations, communications, Information Technology, policy research and implementation.
The Administration Department consists of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Deputy Clerk, IT Administrator, IT Technician and Office Assistant.
803 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City under the direction of the Council who advises the Council in matters of general policy, personnel, budget, and procedure. This position is responsible for the daily administration and coordination of all City affairs in accordance with City Code, ordinances, resolutions, and directives from the City Council and for administration of financial functions of the City. The City Manager directs all municipal operations including, but not limited to coordination and facilitation of all City Council meetings. The City Manager is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of the City and the implementation of all policy directives made by the City Council. In addition, the City Manager is responsible to:
- Facilitate effective public relations.
- Ensure that public services are effectively provided.
- Ensure all complaints are effectively handled.
- Direct communication to keep the public informed.
- Represent the City in local, regional, and state meetings.
- Function as delegated by the City Council.
- Provide telephone and in-person assistance to residents and customers.
- Ensure effective management and utilization of all physical assets.
- Ensure efficient use and proper care of all existing assets.
- Develop and maintain an inventory of all physical assets.
- Monitor the replacement or upgrading of equipment and other assets.
- Perform Council administrative work and implement Council decisions.
- Provide reports, recommendations and advice as appropriate.
- Evaluate the operations and recommend changes in the organizational structure.
- Cooperate with other governmental units and municipalities.
- Draft City ordinances, resolutions, and policies for Council approval.
The Assistant City Manager assists the City Manager in managing the City. This individual supervises IT staff and serves as the City Manager’s representative from time to time. Among other things, the Assistant City Manager is also responsible for employee development and community outreach and engagement.
The City Clerk is responsible for performing all statutory duties of a City Clerk including ensuring all minutes, resolutions and ordinances are properly processed and archived; publishing and posting public notices; processing business licenses; maintaining archival records of the City; preparing agendas and packets consisting of staff reports and supporting documents for City Council meetings; overseeing this agenda and packet process for City Commissions; maintaining the City website and Facebook page; monitoring legislative changes and ensuring City compliance; recruiting new applicants for City Commissions as appropriate; servings as the City’s Data Practices Compliance Official; fulfilling all requests for data and information; and administering elections.
The Deputy Clerk helps the City Clerk in all of these duties.
The IT Department is responsible for maintaining the City’s information technology equipment to ensure systems are working efficiently and maintaining cost effectiveness. IT promotes and responds to all City IT issues as it relates to planning, consulting and supporting of the City’s IT Network and equipment. IT develops plans for what the city will utilize to enhance and improve the City’s technology capabilities for the public and staff. These focus areas include document imaging; e-government services; protecting and securing the City’s data information; and improving end user training. The IT Department is responsible for protecting the City’s IT system from issues related to business technology interruptions, unauthorized or inappropriate usage of technology, and network security.