The City of Gulf Breeze operates under a council-manager form of government. The mayor and council are responsible for making policy decisions for the community.
Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager is the chief executive officer for the City, responsible for establishing organizational goals and providing overall administration and direction to all City departments. The City Manager’s office coordinates, implements, and evaluates all policies, procedures, and programs. The City Manager develops recommendations and provides information the City Council requires in order to establish policies and directives. In accordance with the City Charter, this office prepares reports, submits the Annual City Budget, monitors expenditures, and provides and/or coordinates support services and resources to the City Council. This office is also responsible for citizen relations and citizen communications.
Currently, there are 10 departments within city government all of which report to the City Manager. The City Manager’s staff consists of the Deputy City Manager and City Clerks.