City Manager’s Office


The City of Powell operates under a Council/Manager form of government, which establishes the City Council as the legislative executive body and provides professional management through the appointment of a trained municipal administrator.

The City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer and is responsible for the day-to day operations of the City. As the chief executive of the City, the City Manager provides leadership and oversees more than 11 City departments/areas and those appointed department heads with the Finance, Service, Parks and Recreation, Administration, Building, Communications, Engineering, Police, IT, Fire and Development departments.

In addition, the City Manager oversees the implementation of Council-enacted policies, updates City Council on City business, coordinates the budget and oversees Powell’s long-range planning.

City Manager Steve Lutz

Steve Lutz

Powell’s City Manager, Steve Lutz, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and public administration from Miami University in 1984, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas in 1986. Mr. Lutz began his public service career as an administrative assistant in Lake Forest, Ill. from 1985 to 1989. He then served the City of Park Ridge, Ill. as the assistant city manager from 1989 to 1996. He has served the citizens of Powell since his appointment as City Manager in 1996.

Contact Steve Lutz, Powell City Manager, at 614.885.5380, ext. 1003 or by email at



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