Doug Starkey-City Manager

Phone: 440-466-4675

Fax: 440-466-5027



The mission of the City of Geneva is to provide quality services in a professional, efficient and equitable manner while maintaining a friendly, personal environment, which encourages opportunities for economic development and growth.


The Administrative Department consists of the City Manager and an Administrative Assistant. The City Manager is the chief executive officer of the city and the head of the administrative agencies of the Municipality. The City Manager is chosen by the City Council solely on the basis of his/her executive and administrative qualifications, as judged by the adequacy of his technical training and his successful experience in administration. The City Manager is appointed to his/her position by a majority vote of City Council. He or She shall be responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of the affairs of the Municipality and, to that end subject to the provisions of the Charter he shall have power and shall be required to:

  • Appoint and, when necessary for just cause, remove any of the appointive officers and employees of the Municipality
  • Prepare the budget estimates annually, submit them to the Council, and administer the budget adopted by the Council;
  • Prepare and submit to the Council and to the public annually a complete report on the financial and administrative activities of the Municipality for the proceeding year;
  • Keep the Council informed of the current financial condition and future needs of the Municipality;
  • Appoint such citizen advisory committees as seem to him desirable and discharge them when their function has been completely served;
  • Delegate to subordinate officers and employees of the Municipality any duties conferred upon him by this Charter or by action of the Council, and hold them responsible for their faithful discharge; and
  • Perform such other duties, not inconsistent with the Charter of Geneva, as may be required by the Council.