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Crystal River City Manager

City Manager
Dave Burnell
123 NW HWY 19
Crystal River, Florida 34428
352-795-4216 x 301

Executive Administrative Assistant

to the City Manager
Lisa Morris
123 NW HWY 19
Crystal River, Florida 34428
352-795-4216 x 301

  • Schedules meetings for and with City Manager
  • Books the Council Chambers
About the City Manager
The City Manager is the Chief Administrator of the City, who directs and supervises the administration of all departments and agencies including: Administration, Planning and Development Services, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Waterfronts and Community Services, Public Works, and Special Events.  The City Manager is a Charter Officer who is responsible for communicating vision and ensuring efforts are communicated between individual departments.

The City Manager is responsible for implementation of all laws, provisions of the Charter, acts of the City Council, agreements, leases, deeds and other instruments, in addition to these responsibilities the City Manager also:

  • Prepares and submits the annual financial budget, and capital improvements program to the City Council
  • Approves and enforces all laws, ordinances, contracts and franchises
  • Hiring, suspends or removes all City Employees
  • Negotiates contracts, franchises, acquisition and disposition of City property, subject the City Council  approval, and signs contracts on behalf of the City as required
  • Submits reports of the finances and administrative activities of the City and such other reports as the City Council may require concerning the operation of the City.
  • Attends City Council meetings and participates in discussion, but does not vote
  • Establishes and manages policies set by City Council
  • Develops meeting agenda for City Council Meetings
  • Works with outside agencies and governments for the good of the City.

The City Manager is main spokesperson for direct media relations.


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City of Crystal River

123 NW HWY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428

Ph: (352) 795-4216

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