City Manager’s Office
The City of Waco establishes and administers law through a council-manager form of government. Under the council-manager form, power is concentrated in the elected council, which hires a professional administrator to implement its policies. The council-manager form of government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council with the strong professional experience of an appointed local government administrator.
The City Manager is Dale Fisseler. He has the ultimate responsibility for the budget, day-to-day operations, personnel, and overseeing the following departments: General Administration, Budget/Internal Audit, Finance and Municipal Information.
Assistant City Managers
Mr. Stem oversees the following departments: Animal Services, Cameron Park Zoo, Convention and Visitors Services, Fire, Police, Information Technology, Parks and Recreation, Library, Cottonwood Creek Golf Course, General Services (Fleet, Purchasing and Facilities), Solid Waste, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and Water Utilities.
Mr. Harper oversees the following departments: Budget, Finance, Health, Human Resources, Inspection/Code Enforcement, Planning, Public Works (Engineering/GIS, Traffic and Streets), Waco Regional Airport and Waco Transit.