City of College Park, Maryland

  • City Hall
  • Down Town College Park
  • cherry Blossom Tree
  • slider
  • Lake Artemesia
  • Farmers Market
  • neighborhood
  • Church
  • basketball court
  • berwyn bridge over traintrack slider
  • Park
  • Veteran Memorial
  • Calvert Hills
  • Kids Playing Basketball
  • Chest Board Game
  • Arch
  • Lake Fishing
  • Mayor Fellows
  • Tennis
  • Lake Fishing
  • Shopping
  • Airport

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The City of College Park operates as a council-manager form of government.  The council manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.  The council-manager form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.

The Manager has a crucial role in the council-manager form of government.  The manager is hired to serve the council and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body.  The manager prepares a budget for the council’s consideration; recruits, hires, and supervises the government’s staff; serves as the council’s chief adviser; and carries out the council’s policies.  Council members and citizens count on the manager to provide complete and objective information, the pros and cons of alternatives, and long term consequences..