City of Fort Smith Administration Building


The city administrator is appointed by the board of directors and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the city government. The administrator provides the link between the elected governing body and the staff of the city’s 15 departments. All of the city’s department heads report to the city administrator. The city administrator and his staff provide research, analysis and recommendations on policy and service matters to the board of directors; implement the board of directors' decisions; prepare the city's annual budget for review and approval by the board of directors; and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services offered by the city. The city administrator participates in discussions at board of directors' meetings, but has no vote. The city administrator assists the elected officials with establishing policies and setting service goals. The deputy city administrator is Jeff Dingman and the administrative assistant is Wendy Mathis. 



Department Responsibility

City Administrator   Public Safety - Police Department
Carl Geffken   Public Safety - Fire Department
    City Clerk
    Information Technology Services (ITS)
    Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    Human Resources
    City Prosecutor
Deputy City Administrator   Parks & Recreation
Jeff Dingman   Sanitation
    Streets & Traffic Control Operations
    Building Safety / Neighborhood Services
    Planning /CDBG
    Downtown Development
    Blackboard Communications