The City of University Park operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Council-Manager governments function with the City Manager appointed by the Council. The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of City activities. The Council sets policy for the City, adopts the annual budget, appoints committee members, and addresses requests from the community. The City Manager then administers the ordinances and resolutions approved by the City Council. In addition, the City Manager is responsible for all personnel matters in the City and for preparing and submitting an annual budget for Council review.
In addition to the City Manager, the Executive Department is staffed by the Assistant City Manager, the City Secretary, the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Special Projects Coordinator, a Communications and Marketing Specialist, and the Receptionist.