City Manager

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and responsible for day-to-day city operations and administration of Council policy. All other city departments are responsible for service provision and report to the City Manager.

Rick Walk is the City Manager for the City of Lacey. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council as the City’s chief executive officer and is responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all City affairs.

The City Manager oversees the effective and efficient delivery of all city services, including public safety, emergency preparedness, street maintenance and construction, traffic management, public works construction, planning, building inspection, code enforcement, parks and recreation, economic development, policy development, public information and neighborhood communications, water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and stormwater services, special events, and intergovernmental relations. All department directors are appointed by and report to the City Manager.

The City Manager and City staff work closely with the City Council to develop policy initiatives and ensure the implementation of the Council’s goals and priorities. The City Manager prepares and presents the annual city budget to the City Council and is responsible for the proper expenditure and monitoring of all City funds.