The Administration's Role
The City of Effingham is a non-home rule unit which has adopted a commission form of government, comprised of four Commissioners and the Mayor, each elected at-large from within the municipality to four-year terms. The City Administrator is appointed by the City Council to serve as the chief administrative officer in all matters of the city, which includes collaboration with the Mayor and City Council in the development of policy pertaining to the operation of city government and the betterment of the entire city, its residents, and the people who visit here.
Additionally, the City Administrator, with the assistance of the Deputy City Administrator, is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all city government operations. Effingham is a full-service city providing law enforcement, fire fighting and fire prevention, liquor control enforcement, fire code enforcement, economic development, tourism and visitor bureau services, a public library, and public works that include streets, water, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and enforcement of building, plumbing, and electrical codes.