The city manager's office provides leadership for the City government organization. By translating policy as established by the City Council into operating programs, the administration division ensures that the City's mission statement is the catalyst behind all operational endeavors.
Paramount to the fulfillment of the mission statements is the formulation of each fiscal year's action plan. Through the identification of organizational goals, benchmarks are established that will gauge the level of success attained by the organization in meeting the fiscal year's objectives. The administration division, working in conjunction with the senior executive management team, guides the progress of each of the organizational goals.
The administration division, with the assistance of the Finance Department, oversees the careful allocation of financial resources, to ensure that cost-efficient service delivery is an operational standard.
The City Manager's Office oversees an internship program. Learn more about the City of Highland Park Administrative Intern Program.
City Manager Employment Agreement
In accordance with Section 5.B of the City Manager Employment Agreement dated July 14, 2014, the City Council conducted an annual review of City Manager Neukirch’s performance on October 28, 2019 and determined that an adjustment to her base salary is appropriate and that, effective October 11, 2019 the base salary shall be increased to $239,872.58 and $3500 in deferred compensation paid, which amounts shall be reflected in the monthly warrant list approved by the City Council. In addition, a bonus of $10,000 will be paid on the pay date of November 22, 2019.