Marana operates under a council-manager form of government, which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an appointed professional manager.

Town Council responsibilities

  • Setting public policy

  • Approving the annual budget

  • Entering into agreements

  • Providing long-term vision for the Town

  • Making planning and development decisions

  • Adopting codes and ordinances

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  • Day-to-day administrative duties

  • Preparing a budget for the Town Council's consideration

  • Recruiting, hiring, and supervising Town staff

  • Serving as the Town Council's chief advisor and carrying out Town Council policies

  • Providing complete and objective information, including alternatives and long-term outcomes

  • Successfully leading the organization

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