City of Eugene

In 1944, the citizens of Eugene adopted a council/manager form of government. In this form of government, the City Council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The City Manager, hired by the City Council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the City Council’s direction.


The City has over 1,400 employees and a $450 million total budget. The City of Eugene is a service-oriented and welcoming organization that provides services through six departments:

  • Central Services
  • Fire & Emergency Medical Services
  • Police
  • Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
  • Planning and Development
  • Public Works