The City of Aspen operates under a City Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council. It is the responsibility of the City Manager's Office to ensure the public receives excellent customer service by providing guidance and support to all City departments, and by assisting City Council in defining and meeting their collective goals.
The City of Aspen City Manager is Sara Ott.
The City Manager directly oversees Parks and Open Space and Recreation, Finance, Police, Human Resources, Community Development, Public Works, and Housing.
Public Works Director Scott Miller oversees Asset, Engineering, Housing Development, and Assistant Public Works Director.