Albion Interactive History / People / Neal Godby

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / People

Neal A. Godby
City Manager, December 1971-?



In a Council-Manager form of government, the City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council members. He is the executive administrator of day-to-day affairs and serves at the pleasure of the council. Our city manager obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and has served in an executive capacity in local governments for nine years.

The City Manager is responsible for personnel and labor relations, purchasing and civil defense activities. He is responsible for keeping the council informed of matters which need their attention, and making recommendations related thereto. HE is responsible for preparing the annual budget and, after council adoption, administering its contents. This requires the establishment of organizational goals, and decisions relative to the amount of money to be expended in operations versus the amount and nature of new construction programs and equipment purchases.

Mr. Godby is assisted in the office by Betty Lane, who not only functions in the capacity of executive secretary, but also handles all parking violations.

Source: City of Albion, “Our Annual Report to the Citizens,” January 1976.

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