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The City Manager

The City Manager is the chief administrative o​fficer of The City of Calgary and reports directly to City Council​​. The position provides leadership and direction to all departments of the Administration.​

Alberta Municipal Government Act defines the position:

  • To be the head of administration
  • To ensure Council's policies and programs are implemented
  • To advise and inform Council on the operation and affairs of the municipality
  • To perform the duties and function and exercise the powers assigned to a chief administrative officer by Council.

Council has delegated authority for duties in the City Manager's Bylaw.

The City Manager is the direct supervisor of the General Manager of each operating department, and through them, is responsible for all civic employees. The City Manager and General Managers collectively comprise the Executive Leadership Team, which sets Administrative Policy and ensures implementation of Council policy and City programs.

City Manager's Quarterly Report

The City Manager’s Quarterly Report is a new way to share information with Council and citizens about City services and important initiatives.

City Manager’s Quarterly Report 2021 Q1  (item 11.3.2) 

Better Every Day 
Better Every Day is new medium to share a selection of stories highlighting how we're Calgarians serving the city we live in, the city we love, making life better every day.

Better Every Day Issue 1


City Manager

The City Manager as of August 30, 2019, is David Duckworth​.

Email the City Manager

City Organizational Structure​​

Related links

Our Leadership​

Code of Conduct​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Alberta's Municipal Government Act