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​City Manager

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City Manager is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the City Council. While City Council is responsible for setting policy for the City of Thornton, the City Manager is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the City, including hiring and supervising City staff.

Thornton's City Manager is Jack Ethredge, who celebrates 30 years of service to the City in 2015. 

Staff in the City Manager's Office develop solutions to community problems and deal with issues such as growth and transportation. They also coordinate intergovernmental agreements with other cities, school districts, regional groups and similar entities.

​Divisions in the City Manager's Office

​City Clerk

City records, liquor licensing, election and voter registration, coordinating City Council meeting documentation, and Board and Commission applications.​

​Office of Management & Budget

The City's Office of Management & Budget is responsible for coordinating the City's budget process. It provides policy and resource management information and research to the City Manager, Council, and management staff; assembles and manages the City’s operating and capital budgets; reviews costs, benefits and services; and monitors spending and performance of City services.

One important public result of this work is the annual budget report, made available on this page.​

Please note: The full budget document is quite large. The time required to download it on a slow internet connection may be prohibitive. For your convenience, the document is broken out into easily downloadable sections. These documents are in .PDF format and require the user to have a PDF Reader installed on their computer in order to read them. Download free Adobe Reader.