City Manager Troy Schulte is the city’s chief administrator. Under our council-manager form of government, the city manager is responsible for making city services run efficiently and economically.
The city manager serves and advises the mayor and City Council, appoints most department directors and prepares a proposed annual budget for council consideration. The manager also enforces municipal laws and ordinances and coordinates City operations and programs.
The City Manager’s Office provides staff support services to the City Council and its committees and coordinates the development and analysis of policy recommendations presented to the mayor and City Council.
The City Manager’s Office includes several offices that provide critical citywide services to our residents.
These offices each operate as a division within The City Manager’s Office, with a specific budget, a manager who reports to the City Manager, and its own mission, vision, goals, objectives, and performance measures:
- City Communications
- Office of Culture and Creative Services
- Data KC
- Economic Development
- Emergency Management
- Environmental Quality
- KC BizCare
The City Manager’s Office also houses the Internal Auditor’s office and handles special projects such as city coordination of large events like a World Series celebration.
About the City Manager
City Manager Troy Schulte has successfully led the City of Kansas City for nearly a decade, which is twice as long as the average tenure for city managers.
Schulte guided GO KC, the $800 million, 20-year infrastructure bond program, from concept to voter approval to implementation. The program is now repairing streets, sidewalks, bridges and other public infrastructure that had been neglected for generations.
Under his management, the city created a modern streetcar system that has sparked billions of dollars in economic development, as well as a Smart City program that wins worldwide attention for innovation.
Schulte has balanced billion-dollar budgets during both a recession and an economic upturn. The city created an award-winning business plan, while expanding the use of data to guide decision-making.
Additionally, Kansas City has a new convention hotel and new airport terminal on the way.
Prior to becoming city manager, Troy led the city’s budget office. He started his career as city administrator in Marengo, Iowa, and has earned advanced degrees from both Iowa State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.