Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City.
Oklahoma City has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager coordinates and directs City activities, carries out policies set by the City Council and exercises control over all City employees except those appointed by the City Council (City Auditor, Municipal Counselor, Municipal Judges and the Mayor’s office staff). The City Manager presents the annual budget to the Mayor and Council and provides professional recommendations to help the City Council develop policy.
Craig Freeman took office as the City Manager on Jan. 2, 2019.
Assistant City Managers
Three Assistant City Managers support the City Manager. (There will temporarily be a fourth Assistant City Manager until the retirement of M.T. Berry takes effect May 30.)
- Aubrey McDermid oversees Planning, Development Services, Parks and Recreation, Airports, General Services, and Public Information and Marketing.
- Laura Johnson oversees Utilities, Public Works, MAPS, Public Transportation and Parking, the City Clerk, and the Zoo.
- Kenton Tsoodle oversees Police, Fire, Municipal Court, Information Technology, and Finance.