The city operates under a city council/manager form of government as outlined in the city’s charter. The city council/manager form of government is widely regarded as the best structure for leading a community while supporting successful, professional management. An elected City Council appoints a city manager, who serves as chief executive officer of the organization. Amal Eltahir is Oskaloosa’s city manager.
The city manager has many duties, including:
Carrying out City Council goals and policy decisions
Overseeing day-to-day operations of the city
Delivery of public services in an efficient manner
Preparing and managing the city budget
Informing and advising the City Council of any and all city matters
Serving as the city’s representative in various arenas