The City Manager is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the City
Council. While City Council is responsible for setting policy for the City of
Thornton, the City Manager is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the
City, including hiring and supervising City staff.
Thornton's City Manager is Kevin Woods.
Staff in the City Manager's Office develop solutions to community problems and
deal with issues such as growth and transportation. They also coordinate
intergovernmental agreements with other cities, school districts, regional
groups and similar entities.
Divisions in the City Manager's Office
City records, liquor licensing, election and voter registration, coordinating City Council meeting documentation, and Board and Commission applications.
Management and Budget Office
The Management and Budget Office is responsible for coordinating the annual budget process, including the operating budget and the capital improvement plan. The division provides policy, budgetary, and organizational development research to support the City Manager, City Council, and management staff. The division coordinates the City's strategic planning process, including the City Council Work Plan and Annual Citizen Survey. The division implements reviews of department levels of service and performs comparative data collection and benchmarking. The division also supports the City's legislative and intergovernmental efforts.
2018 Budget Update
The 2018 Budget was adopted by City Council on October 10, 2017.
Note: The full budget document is quite large. The
time required to download it on a slow internet connection may be prohibitive.
For your convenience, the document is broken out into easily downloadable
sections. These documents are in .PDF format and require the user to have a PDF Reader
installed on their computer in order to read them. Download free Adobe Reader.