Mission: The mission of the government of the City of Rye is to deliver efficiently a wide variety of quality services on a timely basis to the residents and businesses of our community on a cost-effective basis providing optimum value for each tax dollar. The City government's mission includes sharing information with residents about programs and plans which affect them and the life of the community and to maintain sufficient flexibility to anticipate and respond to resident requests and changing needs. The ability of various City agencies to fulfill their specific service delivery missions is impacted by both internal and external factors which simultaneously provide strategic opportunities and threats. The challenge is to allocate the scarce resources available to maximize their strategic benefit to residents. To fulfill its mission, the government of the City of Rye operates under the Council-Manager form of government. An elected Mayor and six Council Members form the legislative and policy-making body of the City. They adopt local laws and ordinances and control the raising and appropriation of funds. They appoint a full-time City Manager to administer City departments and carry out their policies. The Manager supervises and coordinates the work of the Citys 17 departments. Each employee of the City of Rye plays an essential role in seeing that our mission to the residents and business of Rye is accomplished.