City Manager's Office

The City Charter establishes the City Manager as the chief executive officer of the City. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of City Council. The City Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the operations of the municipal government in order to implement Council policies in an effective, and economic manner. 

In carrying out these responsibilities, the Manager advises and initiates a Council-determined policy. The City Manager oversees the enforcement of all ordinances and state-mandated requirements. 

The City Manager appoints and removes department heads and employees on the basis of evaluation and accomplishments. The City Manager provides supervision over all departments; and prepares and recommends annual operating and capital improvement budgets. 

The City Manager recommends legislation that appears necessary and desirable; advises Council of the financial conditions and future needs of the City; and informs the public through various reports to Council. The City Manager represents the City with the public, the press, and other governmental and private agencies.

  1. Jack Suggs

    Deputy City Manager

  1. Kendahl Moore

    Assistant to the City Manager

  1. Mackenzie Hetrick

    Executive Associate

  1. Lauren Gray

    Senior Communications Specialist

  1. Amy Fitzgerald

    Government Affairs and Information Services Director, PH.D.

The City Manager is selected by Oak Ridge City Council. Their duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Represent the City’s interests in interactions with multiple DOE components and federal contractors
  • Promote and support private-sector development and business activity in the city that utilizes specialized technical expertise and workforce skills associated with local DOE research and production
  • Address and improve recruitment and retention efforts for city staff
  • Foster a variety of ongoing and planned capital projects, including completion of the new water treatment facility and a planned General Aviation airport
  • Stimulate progress toward achieving the city’s goal of “creating a downtown” via mixed-use development in the central city
  • Address aging housing stock some of which was built by the federal government in the 1940s for the Manhattan project