The City of Lake Alfred utilizes the Council/Manager form of local government, which combines strong political leadership of elected officials, in the form of the City Commission, with the strong managerial experience of the City Manager.
The city’s organizational structure is very similar to the corporate model. At the top, there are the citizens who elect the City Commissioners. The City Commission appoints the City Manager, who serves as Chief Executive Officer, and the City Attorney, who serves as the Chief Legal Counsel. The City Auditor reviews the finance, business-type activities, and fund allocation. The six directors and City Clerk report directly to the City Manager. The City Manager issues administrative policies and procedures and the employee safety manual that provide guidance for the daily operations of the city.