Contact the Interim City Manager
Ted Smith is the Interim City Manager for the City of Newport. He assumed his duties with the city on June 5. The Interim City Manager is the administrative head of the city government, and reports to the City Council.
The City Charter charges the City Manager with, among other things:
- Attending all City Council meetings unless excused by the Mayor or City Council;
- Making reports and recommendations to the City Council about the needs of the city;
- Administering and enforcing all city ordinances, resolutions, franchises, leases, contracts, other city decisions;
- Appointing, supervising, and removing city employees;
- Organizing city departments and administrative structure;
- Preparing and administering the annual city budget;
- Administering city property and utilities;
- Encouraging and supporting regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
- Promoting cooperation among the Council, staff, and citizens in developing citypolicies, and building a sense of community; and
- Performing other duties as directed by Council.