Robert Byrd, City Manager
The City of Pooler utilizes a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the Council and works with them on policy creation and then manages staff concerning implementation. The position is responsible for directing and supervising the operations of Pooler. Managing and supervising all departments of the City to achieve goals using available resources.
Responsibilities include preparing the annual budget, providing leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans, advising the Mayor and City Council of financial conditions and current and future needs of the City, and monitoring and ensuring compliance with state/federal regulations.
- Ensures City Departments carry out policies and procedures as implemented by Mayor & Council.
- Appoints Department Heads and oversees daily operations. Confirms employees function within standard operating procedures and with available resources.
- Apprises Mayor and Council of important issues and demands affecting the citizenry of Pooler.
- Prepares and administers annual City budget; monitors revenues and expenditures to ensure that City operations are performed within legal and acceptable fiscal control.
City Manager since 2004, Robert Byrd is a lifelong resident of Pooler. He is married to Shelly and has five children: Sarah, Maggie, Tyler, Hallie, and Peyton. Mr. Byrd graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.