Corpus Christi has a Council-Manager form of local government. Policies are set by the Mayor and Council who are elected by the citizens. Policies are carried out by the City Manager. The Council decides what is to be done and the City Manager implements it with the assistance of the entire City Staff.
City Manager Services
The Annual Business Plan and City Performance Report document the foundations of our work to build cohesive management systems for the City organization.
"Corpus Christi is a community with a vibrant economy, rich history and even better future. Together we can repair and maintain our critical infrastructure while moving beyond potential to be the best city in Texas"
City Manager, Margie C. Rose
Margie C. Rose was appointed City Manager on July 12, 2016. She served as Interim City Manager, beginning on June 23, 2016 and has been Deputy City Manager since June 2014. Prior to that, she was Assistant City Manager for 12 years. She has over 29 years of local government management experience. Ms. Rose’s previous experience includes serving as Director of Purchasing, Director of Administrative Services, Director of Public Services, Assistant City Manager and City Manager for the City of Inkster, Michigan. Her experience also includes serving as Executive Assistant and Deputy Director of Parks for the County of Wayne, Michigan.
Ms. Rose received her Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) Degree in 1984 and her Master of Public Administration Degree in 1991, both from Eastern Michigan University. She attended a Round Table at the University of Oxford, England. She holds a Credentialed City Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association and is also a certified Labor Relations Professional.