City of Rolla, Missouri
901 North Elm Street
Rolla, MO 65401

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City Administrator John Butz

Letter from the City Administrator:

John ButzWelcome to the City of Rolla! It is with great pleasure that City staff and I have the opportunity to serve and represent this fine community in the Ozark Highlands.  The Internet provides us a unique opportunity to make ourselves available to every citizen, customer and visitor by bringing services and information from City Hall directly into your home or place of business. 

I hope you will take a few minutes to browse through the City's Web pages, and that you will feel free to e-mail myself or other City Officials with questions or comments you may have. Thank you for your interest in the City of Rolla. We hope you will stop by to visit, and find out why we continue to be one of the best places to live, learn, work and play in America!

"State of the City Presentation"

Throughout the year, it is my pleasure to present a "Community of Choice" State of the City presentation to various service clubs, civic organizations, and the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce. To review the "Community of Choice" PowerPoint presentation, please click here. If your service club or civic organizations is interested in seeing this presentation, please contact myself or Millie Street, my Executive Secretary, at 426-6948. The City believes in providing opportunities to foster open communication and feedback from the Rolla community, and these presentations allow for plenty of Q&A, discussion and dailogue.

Voted one of "The 100 Best SMALL TOWNS in AMERICA"1

1Norman Crampton, "The 100 Best SMALL TOWNS in AMERICA", Prentice Hall, 1993

Duties and Responsibilities

As a City of the Third Class described in Section 77.042 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri the City Administrator functions as the Chief Administrative Assistant to the Mayor.  The City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.  The Administrator shall be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a resident of the City, and a graduate of an accredited university of college.

Duties of the City Administrator are prescribed by ordinance and include serving as the Chief Purchasing Agent, Budget Officer, Personnel Officer and Liaison Officer.  The Administrator aids the Council in the formulation of City Policy, prepares the Council Agenda on behalf of the Mayor, works with City Boards and Committees and other duties prescribed by the Mayor and City Council.  The Administrator has responsibility for all real and personal property of the City, sets administrative rule and regulations, coordinates the work of all Departments, investigates the affairs of the City, and implements City policies.  At no time do the duties of the City Administrator supersede action by the Mayor and City Council or the Board of Public Works.