The Department of Administration has the responsibilities of working closely with the city manager on projects and policies to ensure that the laws of the city, ordinances, resolutions, and policies of the Board are faithfully executed and enforced. We work with the manager on keeping the mayor and Board informed. The city clerk shall serve as city manager in the absence of the city manager.
Administration works with the manager and other department directors for the development of the budget in order to meet the goals established by the Board. We manage the legislative and administration budgets.
Administration has the responsibilities of working with the mayor and City Council to maintain information and the distribution of information to staff, citizens, or other governmental jurisdictions regarding their official actions.
Administration manages public relations and provides governmental education sessions to school children and others.
We develop proclamations and resolutions and organize programs and ceremonies. Administration is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the municipal building, the Mount Airy Public Library, and the Andy Griffith Playhouse.