The Melbourne City Council selects a city manager who serves as the chief administrative and executive officer of the city.  The city manager is selected solely on the basis of administrative and executive qualifications.  The City Manager's duties are defined in the City Charter portion of the City Code.

The information provided here was prepared by the International City/County Manager's Association (ICMA).  Melbourne's City Manager is a member of ICMA and subscribes to the organization's Code of Ethics.