The City of Delray Beach utilizes the Council/Manager form of local government, which combines strong political leadership of elected officials, in the form of the City Commission, with the strong managerial experience of the City Manager.
The City's organizational structure is very similar to the corporate model. At the top are the citizens, who elect the Mayor and City Commissioners. The City Commission appoints the City Manager, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer, and the City Attorney, who serves as their Chief Legal Council. Two Assistant City Managers and seven department heads report directly to the City Manager. The City Manager issues administrative policies and procedures and the employee safety manual that provide guidance for the daily operations of the City.
Residents may report problems or request information about City services through the City's Citizen Support Center.