Steven Falk, City Manager
The City of Lafayette operates on the council-manager system of local government. This system combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of the council, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.In council-manager government, council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent various segments of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes. The manager is appointed by council to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being served.
The City Manager implements the vision, broad policy goals and ongoing strategic programs of the City Council and ensures that City operations remain true to and consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the City.
This mission is accomplished by providing leadership, executive direction and oversight of City operations, ensuring that City government responds in a timely and effective manner to constituent needs, and that City management and staff work collaboratively to address the issues and concerns of the community. The City Manager directly supervises all City Department Directors.