The City of Montrose operates under a council / manager form of government. This system of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council, with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
The city manager is appointed by the City Council and acts as the chief executive and administrative officer of the city. He has the responsibility to see that the council's policies and procedures are administered effectively and efficiently.
The city manager supervises all city personnel except the city attorney and municipal judge. The city manager often represents the city at regional, state, and federal functions as well as in community projects.