The City Manager’s Office provides professional leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives formulated by City Council.
Pursuant to the City’s Charter, the City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of City government. Through the appointment of highly qualified department directors, the City Manager has oversight responsibility of the City’s day-t0-day operations. Department directors report to the City Manager.
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The City Manager develops and recommends alternative solutions to community problems for Council consideration; researches, plans, and develops new programs to meet future needs of the City; prepares and recommends an annual budget for Council consideration; and fosters community pride in city government through excellent customer service.
City Manager Jason T. Slowinski
Jason T. Slowinski was appointed City Manager in September 2015 and is the ninth City Manager in the City of Golden’s history.
Immediately prior to joining the City of Golden, Slowinski served as Village Manager for Lake Zurich, Illinois (2012-2015) and Assistant City Manager/Acting City Manager for Des Plaines, Illinois (2008-2012). Slowinski lives in Golden with his wife, Stephanie, and two school-aged daughters. Slowinski is recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
Slowinski earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a law degree from The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. He has also completed graduate studies in public administration at Northern Illinois University.