The city manager is a charter officer whose job is to administer policy created by the city council. The city manager oversees all departments with exception of those overseen by the other two charter officers, the city clerk and the city attorney. The city manager creates a balanced budget each year for approval of the city council.
City Manager Edward F. Lavallee began his service to the City of Venice March 5, 2012. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and master's degree in public administration from the University of New Haven, Conn. Lavallee served as city manager of Newport, R.I. and police research and development administrator for the Newport Police Department.