Olivette, Missouri is a full-service city and has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the general administration of the City of Olivette, program coordination and development, preparation of City Council agendas, special staff reports, annual budget, and an annual statement of city programs and priorities.
As Chief Administrative officer, the City Manager is directly responsible to the City Council for all operations of the city as well as implementation of policies and programs adopted by the Council. The City Manager appoints all officers and employees of the City except for the City Treasurer, City Attorney, and Municipal Judge. Appointment of subordinates is generally delegated to the appropriate Department Director.