The City of Centennial is a Council-Manager form of government.
A City Manager is appointed by City Council to oversee the general operations of the City and implement policy decisions made by City Council. This system of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council, with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The City Manager's Office as a department is responsible for coordinating the activities of all City departments, translating Council policy into action programs and a variety of special projects. View the duties and responsibilities of the City Manager as identified in the Centennial Municipal Code.
Matt Sturgeon, City Manager
Centennial's City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and at the pleasure of the Centennial City Council. Article 2 of the Municipal Charter makes the City Manager the chief administrative officer of the City and conveys the full and complete authority to carry out the administrative affairs of the City, including City-governed general improvement districts and the Centennial Urban Redevelopment Authority. The City Manager is authorized to implement the legislative policies, ordinances, resolutions and directives of the City Council subject to any limitations imposed by the City Council, Charter, ordinance, resolution or any employment agreement between the City and the City Manager. The City Manager oversees all employees except for the City Attorney and Municipal Judge who are appointed by the City Council.