The Executive Department provides for the centralized management of all Town functions.
The Town Manager is the chief executive officer and the head of the administrative branch of the Town government and is responsible for ensuring that all operations effectively address the policy direction provided by the Town Commission in the most efficient and responsible manner. The Town Commission appoints the Town Manager and provides for general oversight. Article III of the Town of Surfside Charter provides a detailed explanation of the associated rights, responsibilities, and prohibitions governing the Town Manager.
The powers and responsibilities of the Town Manager designated in the Town Charter include, among others:
- Appointment and removal of personnel not reserved to the Town Commission (boards, auditors, attorney)
- Prepares the annual budget, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and monthly financial reports to keep the Town Commission advised of the Town’s financial condition
- Provides oversight of all elements of financial and budgetary processing, control, and management
- Performs such other duties as may be required by the Town Commission not inconsistent with the Town Charter
On a weekly basis, the Town Manager sends Weekly Overviews to Elected Officials to communicate important information about ongoing projects, activities, and/or upcoming events. These can be viewed below.
The Town Manager informs Elected Officials on updates on Town matters via Memorandums. These can be viewed below.