The City of Wheaton operates under the Council-Manager form of government and is a home rule community, which gives the City Council a broad range of authority over local affairs. Under this form of government, the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council, coordinates and is responsible for the daily operation of all City departments.
As the City's chief administrative officer, the City Manager appoints all department heads and prepares the annual budget for the City Council's approval. In addition, the City Manager prepares the agenda for City Council meetings.
For more information on the Council/Manager form of government, visit the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) website.