Gainesville Administration consists of the offices of the City Manager and City Secretary.

The City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer of the city, providing executive leadership and policy direction for the effective operations of all municipal services for the City of Gainesville as directed by the City Council. The City Manager prepares the annual City budget, five year budget, five year capital improvement plan, manages all City personnel, and is responsible for the daily operations and services provided by the City of Gainesville.

The City Secretary provides administrative support to the City Council, City Manager and staff. The City Secretary prepares Council agendas and minutes, is responsible for City ordinances, resolutions, deeds and contracts, oversees the records management program, administers all municipal elections, coordinates the appointment process for City boards and commissions, issues permits for alcohol sales and itinerant vendors, and maintains cemetery deed records.

If you are not sure who to contact in the city, the Executive Secretary in Administration will be happy to direct you to the proper department.