The City of Oak Harbor operates under the mayor-council form of government. The role of the City Administrator is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the City on behalf of the Mayor, to whom they report.
The City Administrator serves under the Office of the Mayor to provide overall leadership and direction of the City's management team. The City Administrator also serves the Mayor by providing overall coordination and delivery of customer services and development and implementation of budgets, major projects, and capital improvement planning. The City Administrator coordinates the preparation of agenda bills and provides general oversight of staff reports for City Council meetings and workshops and standing committee meetings. The City Administrator also assists the Mayor and City Council in representing the City when dealing with other local, state, and federal agencies.