Charleston operates under a City Manager form of government. The City Manager serves as the City’s chief administrative officer and manages the daily operations of the City. It is the City Manager’s responsibility to carry out all actions of the City Council requiring administrative action, to coordinate and provide administrative leadership for the activities of all city departments and to develop and recommend efficient ways of conducting City business. The City Manager is responsible for keeping the Council informed about the actions of county, state and federal government activities as they may affect the City of Charleston.
R. Scott Smith