Recent discussions on changes to the city charter have led one former charter commission member to specify Jefferson City is a mayor-administrator-council form of government, not a council-manager form.
The difference between the two is something many likely are not aware of, and the two are often confused.
A Google search of the term "City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus" turns up several news articles where he is quoted by area broadcast media as city manager.
A news release published by the city regarding the mobile app contest in early April even referred to him as city manager. When asked about the new title, a spokesperson with the city said it was merely a mistake.
So what do the terms really mean and what is the difference between the two? And is Jefferson City moving toward a council-manager form of government?