City Manager

City Manager Gary Bradley is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the City’s departments and functions in their delivery of services to the residents, businesses, and visitors of the community.  The various departments and functions include community and economic development, police, fire & emergency medical services, water and sewer, streets, stormwater, solid waste, parks, cemeteries, public facilities, finance, communication, and information technology.  As the leader of the city’s executive branch, the City Manager serves as the supervisor for department heads, including the police chief and fire chief.  A non-partisan role, City Managers typically have a combination of formal education and experience in municipal operations that helps to prepare them for the demands of the position.  Mr. Bradley has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration and has worked in the field of city management since 1998, mostly in Missouri.  Mr. Bradley and his family relocated to Illinois in the fall of 2015.