City Administration interprets the policies established by the City Council. Recommendations are made to the City Council concerning policies and programs through this office. The department ensures the efficient operation of City services and is responsible for and oversees the City's finances, planning and zoning, public safety services (emergency management, fire services and police services), animal control, code enforcement, inspections, public works, parks, utilities (water, sewer and trash services), and management information service. The department oversees the administration of the City's personnel policies, processes payroll, develops annual financial reports, maintain personnel records, maintain all public records and administer grants. The staff administers city ordinances and resolutions and records retention, prepares City Council agendas, and all other boards, commissions, committees and trustees’ agendas and minutes.
How to Reach Us: Administrative offices are located at City Hall, 122 N. Main Street.
Hours of operations are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Blanchard. He is responsible directly for the finance, public safety [fire and police departments], public works and serves as the Executive Director of the Blanchard Municipal Improvement Authority (BMIA). In addition, the current City Manager serves as the General Manager of the Blanchard Economic Trust Authority (BETA).
The City provides a variety of goods and services to its' local citizens. The personnel required to provide these goods and services are organized into broad managerial areas called funds. Funds are separate fiscal and accounting entities with their own resources and budgets necessary to carry on specific activities and attain certain objectives.
Funds are further organized into functional groups called departments/divisions or activities. A department is a group of related activities organized to accomplish a major City service or program (e.g. police department). A department may be further divided into smaller areas called divisions. Divisions perform specific functions within the department (e.g. municipal court is a division of the administration).
At the head of each department is a director who is an officer of the City. Directors have supervision and control of a department and the divisions within it, but are subject to supervision and control by the City Manager. However, a department head may supervise more than one department.
The staff may be contacted by telephone at 405.485.9392 or by fax at 405.485.3199. Email contacts are: