Edward L. Hanks, Jr. has been appointed by the Common Council as the new Town Manager.
Council-Manager form of Government
The Town of Dewey-Humboldt is a council-manager form of government. The 7-member Mayor and Council is the governing body of the city, elected by the public at large, and the Manager is hired by the Council to carry out the policies it establishes.
Town Council and Manager fulfill different roles in the municipal government. The Council provides legislative direction while the Manager is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the municipality based on the council's recommendations. The mayor and council, as a collegial body, are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, and determining the tax rate. The manager serves as the council's chief advisor. Manager also serves at the pleasure of the Council and are responsible for preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations, and hiring and firing personnel.
The Town Manager is appointed by the Common Council and reports directly to them. They act as the chief administrative officer of the Town and has the overall responsibility for implementing the policy directives made by the Town Council.