Linking Opportunities for Commerce and Community
Divisions within the Administration Department:
City Council, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Human Resources
Department Mission Statement
Policy and/or Management Trends
Top Five Accomplishments from 2008
Significant Budget Issues/Financial Trends
The Administration department consists of the City Council, City
Manager, Assistant City Manager and Human Resource/Risk Manager.
Published the first edition, including two issues, of "The Centralian",
the official newsletter for the City to keep residents informed of
Awarded the International City Manager's Association (ICMA)
Program Excellence Award for Community Sustainability for the
creation of the Centralia Opportunity Fund.
The City Budget has been balanced for the past five fiscal years
commencing in 2005 with a modest surplus each year. Revenues
continue to rise through increases in service fees and enforcement of
City code. The City plans on annexing the Centralia Correctional
Center and property around Raccoon Lake which will bring additional
much-needed state-shared revenue such as income tax, motor fuel tax
and use tax.
The City Administration has been very active in creating partnerships
with the community through citizen surveys, public hearings and
presentations to civic clubs on economic development efforts and City
issues. The City has also focused on improving relations with regional
partners and adjoining Villages and Cities such as Wamac and Central
The mission of the Administration Department is to set a positive
example to the public and to City staff by serving with honor and dignity
and by accomplishing the goals of the City Council and maintaining the
trust of Centralians.
Through the Citizen survey, it became obvious that citizens wanted to be informed about
City issues and projects. As