City Manager

David A. Jarrell, P.E., Acting City Manager, 410-263-7997

Manager’s Monthly Memo

City Manager

The City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer of the city. That includes but is not limited to, administering day-to-day operations of the municipal government, hiring, and supervising authority of department directors, directing operations of the city government, supervising the preparation of the city budget, and advising the mayor and the City Council in the formation of policy and the implementation of plans to address demands for municipal services, enhance quality of life and strengthen the economic vitality of the city.


The Six-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP ) is prepared by the City Manager's Office under the direction of the Assistant City Manager. The CIP is updated annually and approved as part of the Budget process. The CIP is prepared with involvement by all City departments and in close coordination with the departments of Finance and Public Works.