In 1983, the City of Lebanon implemented the Mayor/Council/Administrator form of government, marking a significant milestone in our governance structure. Shortly after, in late 1995, our inaugural city administrator was appointed.

Under this progressive form of government, the city administrator assumes the role of Chief Administrative Officer, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our municipality on a daily basis. This encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including overseeing various operational aspects such as finance, legislation, legal affairs, and personnel management as they arise. Moreover, the city administrator takes charge of formulating and presenting the annual budget to the esteemed City Council, ensuring fiscal transparency and effective resource allocation. Through this dynamic system, we strive to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our city administration.

City Administrators

Since 1995, five city administrators have worked for the City of Lebanon:

  • Scott Shumate (1995-2003)
  • Joe Knapp (2003-2009)
  • Henry Luxem (2010-2011)
  • Chris Heard (2011-2017)
  • Michael Schumacher (2018-Present)