The City of Anderson is governed through the Council-Manager form of government. The elected City Council establishes the policies of the city, and an appointed City Manager is responsible for carrying out those policies. The Anderson Municipal Code establishes the position of the City Manager in accordance with the Council-Manager form. The City Manager is responsible for managing the City’s human and financial resources in accordance with the policy direction of the City Council, so as to provide cost-effective, quality municipal government services to Anderson citizens and businesses.
The City Manager’s office is also responsible for economic development programs and implements initiatives focused on retaining and creating jobs and expanding economic opportunities in the community, which includes the preparation and management of grant programs, a revolving loan fund, and housing programs. The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney.
The Police Chief, Assistant City Manager, Finance Director, Public Works Director, Development Services Director, Community Services Director and City Clerk are appointed by, and report directly to the City Manger. All other employees of the City report through their department head to the City Manager.
Jeff Kiser was appointed City Manager in May 2012. Jeff has been part of the management team in Anderson, serving as Director of Public Works, Director of Community Services, and Assistant City Manager. Prior to coming to Anderson, Mr. Kiser worked for Omni-Means Engineering as project manager specializing in construction management. He also has 15 years of service with the California Department of Transportation; his last several years were served as Caltrans Maintenance Manager. Mr. Kiser has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications from California State University, Sacramento, and is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager.
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City Manager/City Clerk's Office City of Anderson
1887 Howard Street, 3rd Floor Anderson, CA 96007
(530) 378-6646 - Phone
(530) 378-6648 - Fax