About the City Manager

The City of Aventura, as established within its charter, has a Commission-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission and serves as the City's Chief Executive Officer. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the City and implementation of the policies established by the City Commission.


The duties of the City Manager are outlined in Charter Section 3.03, and include:

  • Be responsible for the hiring, supervision and removal of all City employees;
  • Direct and supervise the administration of all departments and office but not City boards or agencies, unless so directed by the Commission from time to time;
  • Attend all Commission Meetings and have the right to take part in discussion but not the right to vote;
  • Ensure that all laws, provision of the this Charter and acts of the Commission, subject to enforcement and/or administration by him/her or by officers subject to his/her direction and supervision, are faithfully executed;
  • Prepare and submit to the Commission a proposed annual budget and capital program;
  • Submit to the Commission and make available to the public an annual report on the finances and administrative activities of the City as of the end of each fiscal year;
  • Prepare such other reports as the Commission may require concerning the operations of City departments, offices, boards and agencies;
  • Keep the Commission fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City and make such recommendations to the Commission concerning the affairs of the City as s/he deems to be in the best interests of the City;
  • Execute contracts, deeds and other documents on behalf of the City as authorized by the Commission;
  • Perform such other duties as are specified in this Charter or as may be required by the Commission.

Operational Modes

The City of Aventura has chosen to provide services to its residents and businesses by utilizing a combination of public employees and private sector contracts. The City currently has 173 full-time employees. Of the total, 120 work in the Police Department.

Services Provided by Contract

The following services are provided by contract:

  • Arts and Cultural Center
  • Building Inspection and Plan Review
  • Building Maintenance
  • Charter School
  • Engineering
  • Park Maintenance
  • Public Works
  • Recreation and Athletic Programs
  • Right-of Way and Landscape Maintenance
  • Special Events Support

Services Provided by Miami-Dade County

The following services are provided by Miami-Dade County:

  • Fire Rescue
  • Library

Services Provided by Companies

The following services are provided by Companies that have been issued a Franchise to operate in the City:

  • Cable TV
  • Solid Waste