City Administrator

City Administrator - Jason McPherson
(580) 658-5401
According to the State Statutes of Oklahoma:

The city manager (administrator) shall be the chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the city government. He/she shall execute the laws and administer the government of the city, and shall be responsible therefore to the council. He/she shall:

  1. Appoint, and when necessary for the good of the service, remove, demote, lay off or suspend all heads of administrative departments and other administrative officers and employees of the city except as otherwise provided by law. The manager or the council by ordinance may authorize the head of a department, office or agency to appoint and remove the subordinates in such department, office or agency;
  2. Supervise and control all administrative departments, officers and agencies;
  3.  Prepare a budget annually and submit it to the council and be responsible for the administration of the budget after it goes into effect; and recommend to the council any changes in the budget which he deems desirable;
  4. Submit to the council a report after the end of the fiscal year on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the preceding year;
  5. Keep the council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city, and make recommendations as he deems desirable; and
  6. Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by ordinance.