The City Manager administers the policies established by the City Commission in coordinating, directing, and reviewing the activities of all municipal operations.

The City Manager’s responsibilities as the Goodland City Manager include acting in the capacity of chief administrative officer of the City. He is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Commission. The City Manager is directly responsible for the daily operation and administration of the City’s organization and hires employees to aid in these functions. Employees are divided into ten departments, with each headed by a Director appointed by the City Manager.