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City Manager

The city manager is hired to serve the City Council and the community of New Hope. The city manager is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the City Council. The manager makes policy recommendations to the Council for consideration and final decision. Council members and residents count on the city manager to provide complete and objective information about local operations, discuss the pros and cons of alternatives, and offer an assessment of the long-term consequences of decisions.

Tim Hoyt has been New Hope's acting city manager since June 2022. New Hope City Council appointed him to the role for a six-month trial in March. During this period, he will hold the positions of the city manager and police chief.

Hoyt has worked for New Hope since 2006. He was named Police Chief in October 2020 after 14 years with the New Hope Police Department as an officer and sergeant, overseeing the department's field training and K-9 programs. During his time as chief, Hoyt has focused on community engagement and outreach, recruitment and retention of police staff, officer wellness and the implementation of body-worn cameras.

Chief Hoyt holds an Associate of Science in law enforcement, a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice studies and a Master of Arts in criminal justice leadership.

The city manager:

  • Prepares a budget for the Council’s consideration and oversees financial operations.
  • Serves as the City Council’s chief advisor and carries out the Council’s policies.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the city.
  • Recruits, hires and supervises city staff.
City Manager Annual Goals

Each year, the New Hope City Manager and New Hope City Council define and prioritize the policies, goals and performance objectives jointly determined as necessary for the operation of the city.

The goals place priority on redevelopment and code enforcement, conducting the 2022 election, infrastructure and environmental improvement projects, parks and recreation programs and facilities, public safety and community engagement, financial matters, technology improvements, communication and public participation.

The city manager’s 2022 goals were approved at the Jan. 10 city council meeting and can be found below.

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