The City of Wentzville utilizes a Council-Administrator form of city government. The position of the Wentzville City Administrator was created on Dec. 14, 1988.
Under this form, the Board of Aldermen has broad legislative authority that includes formulating and adopting policy, approving the budget and levying taxes — among other duties. The Board concentrates on issues that are central to resident’s needs and wishes.
City Administration is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city. The City Administrator oversees all city departments, except the City Clerk.
The City Administrator, appointed by the Board of Aldermen, provides professional leadership in carrying out the policies and objectives formulated by the Board. This includes administering the planning, development, coordination and monitoring of programs and projects to ensure they meet the goals set by the Board of Aldermen. The City Administrator works as a team with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and may make recommendations to them.