Chandler Goodwin was appointed interim city manager on December 31, 2017. He has worked for Cedar Hills since 2010, the majority of that time as assistant city manager and city planner.
The city manager is the overall administrative head of the city, and, as such, is responsible for overseeing all government functions and activities. The city manager serves and advises the mayor and city council; appoints all department directors; prepares assorted reports for council consideration, including an annual proposed budget; enforces municipal laws and ordinances; and coordinates city operations and programs.
Human resources also falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of Administration. The city manager is responsible for recruiting and maintaining qualified, well-trained employees to deliver high-level services to Cedar Hills residents. Additional activities and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, risk management, public relations, and training and accountability of all city staff.