The City Manager leads more than 12,000 employees who provide a range of services that touch Edmontonians in some way, every day. The City Manager also provides information and advice to support City Council in their role in making decisions and setting policy.
As a corporation, the City of Edmonton serves a population of more than 899,000 residents, in a regional centre of over 1.3 million. The Mayor and Council govern this corporation, setting policy, budget and direction to the City Manager. The City Manager ensures Administration carries out Council's direction and administers public services.
In addition to the City Manager, administration is divided into different departments, each responsible for a particular aspect of public service. Additionally, there are City-owned subsidiaries and authorities that provide services to the City and to the public on the City's behalf.
Nearly 5,500 City employees make up the City Operations, responsible for keeping Edmontonians working, moving and thriving every day. By leading in environmental stewardship, this department takes an integrated, innovative and efficient approach to everything they do - from moving people to clearing snow and collecting waste.
Financial & Corporate Services provides corporate and business support to the entire organization. This support—just to name a few—includes:
- day-to-day accounting and strategic financial analysis,
- collection of $1.4 billion in municipal property taxes and management of multi-billion-dollar operating and capital budgets and
- provision of expertise in legal, tendering, IT and HR services.
Sustainable Development is a forward-looking organization that plans, promotes and advocates change that moves this city towards the Edmonton envisioned by the citizens we serve.
The work of this department concentrates on planning and executing for the development needs of today and the future.