The City of Washington has an administrative staff of knowledgeable employees at City Hall, ably assisted by Department Heads and their employees.

The basic division of functions in the City is between Operations and Administration. (Please see Organizational Chart for functional breakdown.) “Operations” relates to those City functions involved in the providing of services to the citizens. (I.e. parks, water, sewer, airport, solid waste, streets, fire, police.) “Administration” relates to those City functions involved in support of administrative functions. (I.e. human resources, health, safety, finance.) Operation functions report to the City Administrator. Administration functions report to the Assistant City Administrator who in turn reports to the City Administrator.