City Manager

A Message from City Manager Thomas A. Golden, Jr.:

Welcome to the City of Lowell! As City Manager, I want to personally invite you to explore our historic city and enjoy all we have to offer. Whether you live in Lowell, are visiting Lowell, or work in Lowell, there are is always something new to discover, which is why there truly is a lot to like about Lowell.

To find out more about the exciting things going on and why "there's a lot to like about Lowell", check out the #Like Lowell site here: #Like Lowell 


The Office of the City Manager is the Executive Department for the City of Lowell and is responsible for the long term financial planning as well as the day-to-day activities of every department in the City, with the exception of the School Department. As the City's Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), the City Manager provides leadership to and administration of all departments and services. All operational decisions and all contracts require the City Manager's approval.

The City Manager is responsible for the enforcement of all laws and City ordinances; appointment of department heads, appointment to numerous City boards, commissions, and other advisory bodies; and submission of the annual budget to the City Council. In addition, the City Manager and her staff recommend policies and programs to the City Council and implement Council decisions.

The City Manager's staff includes the Assistant City Manager, Assistant to the City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.