Martinsville's chief executive officer is its City Manager. The City Manager oversees the daily operations of the city, with direct supervision over department heads who manage city activities in their areas of expertise. The City Manager also works closely with a variety of agencies, including schools and economic development, to ensure the quality of life for the residents of Martinsville.
Form of Government
Martinsville adheres to the Council-Manager form of government. The best comparison to the private sector is that the council serves as the policy-making and budget-setting body much like a corporate board of directors sets the path for its CEO, the City Manager.