Darrel Pyle, City Manager

Form of Government

The City of Norman has a council-manager form of government which consists of an elected City Council that is responsible for policymaking, and a professional city manager, appointed by the council, who is responsible for administration. The council-manager form, the most popular form of government, is based on the model of a business with a board of directors that appoints a chief executive officer.


In the City of Norman, the City Manager:

  • Provides professional leadership for the City
  • Executes policies and procedures
  • Develops and recommends alternative solutions to community concerns for consideration by the Mayor and City Council
  • Develops new programs and measures to meet emerging and future needs of the City
  • Manages the City's operating and capital improvement budgets
  • Promotes confidence in city government through citizen involvement and excellent customer service


City Manager's Staff:

Tiffany Martinez Vrska - Chief Communications Officer - (405)217-7723 

Sara Kaplan - Chief Business & Community Relations Officer - (405)366-5257 

Bryce Holland - Multimedia Specialist - (405)366-5266 

Stacey Parker - Executive Assistant - (405)366-5402