The city administrator serves as the chief administrative officer for the city, is primarily responsible for carrying out the policies established by the Common Council, oversees day-to-day activities of the city, and supervises city department heads. The administrator is appointed by the Common Council and works under the general direction and policy guidance of the mayor and Common Council. The city administrator serves as the finance director, personnel director, and press officer.
A complete list of the administrator's duties can be found in the Milton Code of Ordinances. Other duties include: