City Manager

Department Responsibilities

The city operates under a city council/manager form of government as outlined in the city’s charter.  The city council/manager form of government is widely regarded as the best structure for leading a community while supporting successful, professional management.  An elected City Council appoints a city manager, who serves as chief executive officer of the organization. Amal Eltahir is Oskaloosa’s city manager.

The city manager has many duties, including:

  • Carrying out City Council goals and policy decisions
  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of the city
  • Delivery of public services in an efficient manner
  • Preparing and managing the city budget
  • Informing and advising the City Council of any and all city matters
  • Serving as the city’s representative in various arenas