The City Manager is the chief administrator of the City and is appointed by City Council.  Josh Ross was appointed as the City Manager for Bessemer City in 2022.

The City Manager’s roles and responsibilities include:

• Overseeing the performance of all City departments
• Implementing policies, projects, and adopted by City Council
• Ensuring that all projects, operations, and functions of the City operate efficiently
• Ensuring all Local, State, and Federal laws are followed by the City
• Responding to citizen concerns

The Manager also works to develop the City’s annual budget, works with other managers in ther region to develop best practices for local government policy, and strives to carry out the vision, mission, and goals of the City Council while preserving values established by the City Council.

Joshua M. Ross, MPA
City Manager

(704) 629-5542

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