City Manager's Office

Meeting in Council Chambers


The City of Bowie has a council-manager form of government. The City Council is the governing body of the City, elected by, and responsible to the voters for the operation of the City. The Council has oversight function and general responsibility for municipal affairs through budgeting and setting policy. The Council appoints and directs the City Manager.

The City Manager's Office plays a vital role in ensuring the effective operation and management of the city government. This department consists of several key divisions, each responsible for specific areas of governance and administration. Led by the City Manager, who is appointed and directed by the City Council, this department is the executive body of the city and a central service provider. 


  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the City Council on matters related to the operation of City government. 
  • Implement council-established policies and directives in compliance with applicable law and regulations, and within the adopted budgets.
  • Provide efficient administration of the local government through services, programs, and initiatives.
  • Promote community engagement and economic growth and development.
  • Foster the overall well-being of the City and its residents.
  • Maintain open and transparent communication with the public.

The following functions are part of the City Manager's Office: