About the Department

Edmonton’s City Council has two employees, the City Auditor and City Manager.

The City Manager leads more than 10,000 employees who make life better for nearly a million Edmontonians, and who provide programs and services across 73 different lines of business.

The City Manager also supports City Council in making decisions and setting policy.

Three areas of the City Manager’s Office support this work.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager’s Office supports City Council by: 

  • Coordinating the advice and information going to Council through the Council Reports process
  • Relaying information to Council on emerging issues and City services

The Office also supports City Administration by

  • supporting decision-making by providing logistical support for meetings and information/advice for executive-level deliberations
  • supporting community relationships which advance the City’s strategies and reputation
Legal Services

Legal Services ​initiates legal action, prosecutes bylaws, and provides legal defence in actions brought against the City. The branch is responsible for daily oversight of security and claims issues.

Office of the City Clerk

The Office of the City Clerk is the primary contact regarding City Council business. The Office manages Council and Committee meetings, quasi-judicial boards, municipal elections, the municipal census and appointments to civic agencies.

It also manages corporate records and oversees Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy inquiries for the organization.

The City Clerk administers the legislative process for municipal government. The Clerk is responsible for ensuring Council meetings are conducted legally and provides procedural advice during meetings. The City Clerk is also the Returning Officer for municipal elections.

Fire Rescue Services

Through the protection of life, property and the environment, Fire Rescue Services improves the livability of all Edmontonians. The provision of internationally-recognized frontline fire rescue services, fire prevention programs and public education make the city a safer and healthier place.