The City of Baldwin operates under a Council-Administrator form of government whereby the elected City Council sets policy objectives and the City Administrator ensures they are carried out and administered effectively. The City Administrator serves at the pleasure of the City Council and is the City Council's chief advisor. This form of government can be likened to the private sector relationship between a board of a corporation and its Chief Executive or Chief Administrative Officer.
In addition to implementing City Council policy, the City Administrator is also responsible for the following:
overall management of City operations
appointing department directors
coordinating the development and analysis of policy recommendations presented to the City Council
preparing and proposing an annual budget for consideration by the City Council