Office of the City Manager

The Office of the City Manager (CMO), with direction from the Portland City Council, lies at the epicenter of City government. Responsible for the day-to-day administration of Council policies and City affairs, the City Manager’s Office oversees implementation of Council decisions, and directs the efforts of City departments to that end.  

In addition to policy implementation, the CMO is responsible for preparation of the City budget, strategic planning, communication services, and acquisition of City contracts and interlocal agreements that benefit Portland residents.