The City of Glendale operates under the Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government, whereby the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopt and amend the policies of the City, and the City Administrator and City staff are responsible for carrying those policies out and implementing City programs. Under this form of government, the City Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. In this position, the City Administrator supervises the general day-to-day operations of the City, and is generally responsible for carrying out all lawful policies established by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and coordinating the activities of all departments and offices of the City. The City Administrator’s duties also include submitting the City’s annual Budget for the approval of the Board of Aldermen, and administering personnel programs for the City, including the appointment, promotion or discharge of City employees.
The City Administrator also serves as the City Clerk and is assisted in these duties by the Deputy City Clerk. Major responsibilities of the City Clerk include upholding the laws of the City, maintaining and drafting official records such as Board of Aldermen and Board of Adjustment minutes, ordinances, resolutions, and other vital documents. Other responsibilities include assisting citizens, corporate residents and the general public with information; processing ‘filing applications’ and legal notices for municipal elections; posting public meeting notices as required by Missouri law; administering oaths of office; certifying and affirming various City documents; maintaining the City’s Municipal Code Book; and several other day-to-day functions. The City Clerk also retains custody of the official City seal. The Office of the City Clerk strives to give complete and accurate information, and remains neutral and impartial on all political matters, rendering equal service to all.
The Finance Officer’s objective is to ensure fiscal responsibility in budgeting, planning and decision-making, and to act responsibly as custodians of the public trust by following the prudent man rule of fiduciary responsibility.
The Finance Officer is responsible for all financial and accounting functions, cash management and investment, budget preparation and employee benefits. The City maintains its accounting records consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and presents the financial statements on the modified accrual basis of accounting. The accounts of the City are organized on the basis of funds and account groups, each of which is considered a separate accounting entity. The operations of each fund are accounted for by means of a separate set of self-balancing accounts. Governmental resources are allocated and accounted for in the individual funds based upon the purpose for which they are to be spent. To comply with Missouri State Law, the City’s financial records are audited each year by an independent auditing firm.
The City of Glendale currently has approximately 35 full time employees, and City departments include Administration, Fire, Police and Public Works.
Questions can be directed to the City by calling (314) 965-3600 or by emailing as follows:
City Administrator, Jaysen Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Finance Officer, Dan Lawrence, email@example.com ,
Deputy City Clerk, Joanne Carr, firstname.lastname@example.org