City Manager’s Office
To build an organization in which control gives way to empowerment, direction gives way to participation and
routine gives way to creativity.
The City Manager's Office is the organizational and administrative epicenter of the city organization. In addition to
coordinating and overseeing the activities of all city departments, the City Manager's Office also provides direct
staff assistance to the City Council and Council committees, leads the financial and budget management
processes for the city and directs the city's efforts to plan for the future.
The City Manager’s Office includes the Office of Emergency Management and Special Events, Office of Economic
Development and Innovation, Office of Internal Audit and Office of Sustainability. Much of the city's interaction with
outside organizations, including federal, state, and local government relations and initiatives, local colleges and
universities, and numerous external nonprofit agencies, is coordinated through the City Manager's Office.
Additional information regarding the City Manager’s Office may be obtained by contacting Louis M. Buonpane,
Chief of Staff, at (919) 996-3070 or via email atLouis.Buonpane@raleighnc.gov
Adds a Management Fellow position that allows recent Masters of Public Administration graduates to
provide key analytical and project support to the City Manager’s Office ($49,000). The Fellow will perform
assigned research, policy analysis and other directly related public administration and management
analysis functions for the organization, and will interact with all departments in the City organization. The
position will also increase local government recruitment opportunities with area universities.
Transfers Center of Excellence (CoE) staff and program costs to the IT department ($282,000). The CoE
consists of technical and business resources that support the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
through ongoing activities such as software upgrades and refinements to existing software and processes.
Adds subscription costs for a new automated city council agenda software to streamline agenda