City Manager's Office

About the City Manager's Office

The City of Eudora operates under a Commission-Manager form of government whereby the elected City Commission sets policy objectives and the City Manager ensures they are carried out and administered effectively. The relationship between the Commission and City Manager functions in the same way as does a Council-Manager government. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Commission and is the City Commission's chief advisor. This fo

rm 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 Commission policy, the City Manager 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 Commission
  • preparing and proposing an annual budget for consideration by the City Commission
  • enforcing municipal laws and ordinances
Check out this video about the role of the City Manager in the Council-Manager structure.
You can also learn the basics of the Council-Manger form of government in this video.

About the City Manager

Barack Matite has been with the City since 2012 and was named acting City Manager in May 2016. He was officially appointed City Manager in August 2016.

Matite has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and International Studies from the University of Kansas and a masters degree in public administration from the University of Kansas.