About this template

A typical city government organizational chart uses a hierarchical structure. The highest position is usually the Director of Public Works or the Mayor. Below them might be a Secretary for administrative support.

Branching out from the top position are department heads, such as the Administrator, Financial Chief, Fire Chief, and Police Chief. These department heads manage specific areas of the city government.

Some departments have further sub-divisions. For instance, the Administrator might oversee Parks and Recreation, Human Resources, Technology, Development, and Community Services. The Fire and Police departments might have a simpler structure, with a Fire Chief or Police Chief overseeing a Deputy Chief or similar position.

How to use this template

Step 1

Click Use this template.

Step 2

Drag and drop the shapes in the canvas to reflect the specific positions in your city government. You can also add new shapes to the org chart as needed.

Step 3

Click on a shape to enter text, such as the position title and department name.

Step 4

Customize the org chart by changing the theme, fonts, and line styles. You can also insert images from your local storage to the canvas.

Step 5

After customizing, you can save the government org chart in various file formats, including PNG, JPG, Word, and PPT.

Benefits of the city government organization template

An organizational chart can be helpful for a city government for a few reasons. First, it can help citizens understand how their city government is structured. This can be helpful for people who want to know who to contact for a particular issue.

Second, an organizational chart can help city employees understand how their role fits into the bigger picture of the city government. This can help employees to be more efficient and effective in their jobs.

Finally, an organizational chart can be useful for planning and budgeting. It can help city officials to see how resources are allocated and where they might be able to make changes.

FAQs about this template

  • Cities employ mayors and city managers to perform executive duties. The commission, the county administrator or executive, or a mix of the two, have executive authority in counties.
  • Small organizations benefit most from functional organizational structures since they provide distinct decision-making hierarchies. Teams benefit when these functional frameworks are loosened as they expand since each team functions as a separate “silo.” Teams that have greater overlap tend to work better and advance more quickly.
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