As a corporation, the City of Edmonton serves a population of about 1 million residents, in a regional centre of over 1.4 million. (2021 data from Statistics Canada).

The Mayor and Council govern this corporation, setting policy, budget and direction to the City Manager. The City Manager ensures Administration carries out Council's direction and administers public services.

In addition to the City Manager, administration is divided into different departments, each responsible for a particular aspect of public service. Additionally, there are City-owned subsidiaries and authorities that provide services to the City and the public on the City's behalf.

Office of the City Manager

The City Manager leads more than 10,000 employees who provide a range of services that touch Edmontonians in some way, every day. The City Manager also provides information and advice to support City Council in their role in making decisions and setting policy.

Community Services

Community Services is a front-line partner with citizens and communities committed to creating a safe, healthy, and vibrant city. On any given day, this department manages hundreds of activities in its commitment to serving the people of Edmonton and making a difference, every day.

City Operations

Nearly 5,500 City employees make up the City Operations, responsible for keeping Edmontonians working, moving and thriving every day. By leading in environmental stewardship, this department takes an integrated, innovative and efficient approach to everything they do - from moving people to clearing snow and collecting waste.

Financial & Corporate Services

Financial & Corporate Services provides corporate and business support to the entire organization. 

  • Day-to-day accounting and strategic financial analysis 
  • Collection of $1.9 billion in municipal property taxes and management of multi-billion-dollar operating and capital budgets 
  • Provision of expertise in legal, tendering, IT and HR services
  • Business strategy, performance, monitoring and service innovation
Integrated Infrastructure Services

Integrated Infrastructure Services designs and delivers infrastructure on behalf of Council and citizens. This department is responsible for delivering more than $4 billion in infrastructure projects over the next few years.

Urban Planning and Economy

Urban Planning and Economy is a forward-looking department that plans, promotes and advocates change that moves this city towards the Edmonton envisioned by the citizens we serve.

The work of this department concentrates on planning and executing for the development needs of today and the future.