About the Department

Edmonton’s City Council has 2 employees, the City Auditor and City Manager.

The City Manager leads more than 10,000 employees who make life better for nearly a million Edmontonians, and who provide programs and services across 73 different lines of business.

The City Manager also supports City Council in making decisions and setting policy.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager’s Office supports City Council by: 

  • Coordinating the advice and information going to Council through the Council Reports process
  • Relaying information to Council on emerging issues and City services

The Office also supports City Administration by

  • supporting decision-making by providing logistical support for meetings and information/advice for executive-level deliberations
  • supporting community relationships which advance the City’s strategies and reputation
Office of the Chief Communications Officer

The Office of the Chief Communications Officer provides leadership in Strategic Services, External Relations and Partnerships, Public Engagement, Corporate Research and Strategic Communications functions on behalf of the Office of the City Manager. 

The Chief Communications Officer stewards the relationships and oversees the responsibilities on behalf of the Office. This includes coordination of the leadership team, corporate projects and initiatives, administration of contracts, and reviewing Council and Committee reports.

Office of the City Clerk

The Office of the City Clerk is the primary contact regarding City Council business. The Office manages Council and Committee meetings, quasi-judicial boards, municipal elections, the municipal census and appointments to civic agencies.

It also manages corporate records and oversees Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy inquiries for the organization.

The City Clerk administers the legislative process for municipal government. The Clerk is responsible for ensuring Council meetings are conducted legally and provides procedural advice during meetings. The City Clerk is also the Returning Officer for municipal elections.

Fire Rescue Services

Through the protection of life, property and the environment, Fire Rescue Services improves the livability of all Edmontonians. The provision of internationally-recognized frontline fire rescue services, fire prevention programs and public education make the city a safer and healthier place. 

Employee and Legal Services Division

Employee Services is responsible to lead and champion work across the City of Edmonton and empower employees to achieve organizational and workforce outcomes.

Through the delivery of timely, relevant, innovative and high quality service, an integrated, resilient, safe, healthy, diverse, inclusive and thriving workforce will continue to be developed.

The Branches and programs within the Employee Services include: Labour Relations and Total Compensation, Talent Management, Respect in the Workplace, Workforce Safety and Employee Health.

Legal Services ​initiates legal action, prosecutes bylaws, and provides legal defence in actions brought against the City. The branch is responsible for daily oversight of security and claims issues.