The City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor to manage the City's daily business, to supervise all city departments and offices, and to carry out the Council's policies by directing the work of City staff. He enforces the laws of the City, informs the Mayor and Council on important matters relating to municipal government functions, and directs the preparation of the City's budget. The Administration Department is the official manager of City records, including City Council agendas, minutes, ordinances, resolutions and the Municipal Code. In addition, this department manages all licensing programs.
The City's Attorney, Angela G. Summerfield, is a member of Ogden Murphy Wallace P.L.L.C., a law firm that has served public and private sector clients throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 100 years.
The Hearing Examiner is appointed by Council for one year and is governed by Chapter 17.10 of the Gig Harbor Municipal Code. The Examiner interprets, reviews and implements land use regulations as provided by ordinance and may perform other quasi-judicial functions as are delegated by ordinance. The current Hearing Examiner is Stephen Causseaux.