Explore Joplin
RSSEmailPrintFacebookTwitter
Go To Search
Click to Home

City Manager's Office
Administration
The city manager is responsible for the general management of the city as defined by state statute, city charter, city code, and City Council directives. This office works with the city’s department directors and staff to advise the City Council on policy options concerning the organization and the activities of city departments. This general function may take a number of forms including:
  • Coordination of daily operations
  • Long-range development of the city
  • Preparation of the annual budget
  • Development and implementation of personnel regulations, financial, and administrative policies
  • Other actions as required by the mayor and City Council or code of ordinances

Also included within the city manager’s office are occasional special projects that are city-supported services not housed within specific departments.

Our city manager provides weekly updates to members of the city council on events and happenings within and around City Hall. If you'd like to read the most recent update, click here. If you'd like to catch up on any of the others, please click here.

Staff
Staff in the city manager’s office includes an assistant city manager, an executive assistant, and the public information officer (PIO). The city manager's office also oversees the fleet maintenance division.

Communications
The PIO develops and manages the community relations program for the city. This includes actively seeking citizen involvement before, during and after the development and implementation of city programs, services, and events through a variety of communication vehicles.

Additionally, the PIO communicates relevant city information to employees on a regular basis and serves as a point of contact for citizen inquiries. The PIO also serves as the city’s liaison to the media, assisting them in obtaining information and interviews and serving as city spokesperson as directed.

Economic Development
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is under contract to serve as the lead marketing organization for the city’s economic development efforts. The city manager’s office works closely with the chamber in assisting major industries on issues that affect their future by identifying needed state and local resources for existing, new, and expanding companies in Joplin.

Samuel L. Anselm 
City Manager 
Email

Ph: (417) 624-0820 ext. 205


Vicki Coots
Executive Assistant 

Ph: (417) 624-0820 ext. 201

Info Advanced