Oakmont Borough Office
767 Fifth Street
Oakmont, PA 15139
412-828-3232
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Council – Manager Form of Government

WHAT IS THE COUNCIL-MANAGER FORM, WHICH IS USED IN SO MANY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS?

The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.