As the administrative head of city government, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council to:
Appoint and supervise all City department heads
Direct daily operations of the City
Enforce municipal laws
Make recommendations to the Council
Prepare and observe the municipal budget
The City Manager is responsible for implementing policies adopted by the City Council, for preparing and submitting the annual budget, and for administering the day-to-day operations of the City.
Matt Sturgeon has worked for the City of Rifle since 2002. Matt was hired as the Planning Director and served in that capacity until 2007 when he was appointed Assistant City Manager where he was responsible for special projects in addition to the Planning and Building Departments. City Council appointed Matt as City Manager in May 2013.