The City Administrator is administrative head of the city government. The City Administrator is appointed by the Council to supervise the administrative affairs of the City and to carry out the policies made by the Council.
The City Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Niles and works under the direction of the Niles City Council and the mayor. The City Administrator oversees a budget of more than $6 million per year in addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the city. He is also responsible for overseeing the management of the City's seven departments, more than 20 divisions, 110 employees and a multitude of facilities.
Richard A. Huff became city administrator in October 2011 after serving more than 25 years as a Niles City Police officer and 10 years as the Police Chief. In addition to his extensive law enforcement credentials, he holds a Business Management degree. He is the father of one.
City Clerk Tina Bergman serves as the Clerk of the Council and is responsible for maintaining all Council records and proceedings and the records of various city departments. The Clerk has the responsibility of certifying the ordinances and resolutions of the City.
The City Attorney provides all the legal services for the City. The City Attorney is called upon to advise the Council, the City Administrator, and all department heads and offices of the City on matters and procedures that must be in conformity with the law.
Robert L. Landgraf, Jr. was hired as the City Attorney in 1991. Robert's law firm, The Law Office of Attorney Robert Landgraf, Jr., is located at 19 S. Third St.
Robert graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1973.