The City Manager is responsible to the Mayor and City Council for providing the executive leadership and organizational support necessary to carry out the policies and ordinances of the City Council, to oversee the day-to-day operations of city government, and to appoint Department Heads who direct City staff to deliver the services and to meet the goals of the organization.
The City Manager, along with the Department Heads, are steadfast in their commitment to provide results-oriented, practical and creative approaches when implementing the City Council’s goals, initiatives and vision for the City of Lexington. As a result, there continues to be a transformation of city government into a more streamlined and cost-efficient operation that benefits the citizens of Lexington in numerous ways.
To efficiently and effectively discharge the responsibilities of chief administrative officer of the City requires staff support within the City Manager’s Office. An Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Senior Secretary and Secretary complete the City Manager’s Office team that supports City Council in meeting its duties and responsibilities, oversees departments that deliver services to citizens and customers, manages a $95 million budget and works with over 20 appointed boards and commissions including providing direct staff support for the Lexington Utilities Commission, Lexington Redevelopment Commission and Lexington Tourism Authority.
The City Clerk reports to the City Manager and is responsible for the following:
Maintaining complete and accurate records of all City Council proceedings and meetings as well as all official City files
Preparing, distributing and posting agenda materials and minutes of City Council meetings
Preparing and publishing notices of public meetings and hearings
- Ensuring the City's Code of Ordinances is accurate and routinely updated
Maintaining applications, comprehensive list, terms of office and attendance of Boards and Commissions
members and administering Oaths of Office to each new member
Preserving the legal and historical integrity of City government through maintenance of official legal records
Handling "Going Out of Business Sales" as required by State Law
City Manager’s Office Staff
J. Alan Carson, City Manager
Sara S. “Tina” Lanier, MMC, City Clerk
Rebekah C. Gainey, CMC, Senior Secretary
Angel C. Lineberry, CMC, Secretary
The City Manager's Office is located in Lexington City Hall at 28 West Center Street.