City of College Park, Maryland

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Welcome to the City of College Park


City of College Park Mission Statement

The City of College Park encourages broad community involvement and collaboration, and is committed to enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives, raises a family, visits, works and learns in the City; and operating a government that delivers excellent services, is open and responsive to the needs of the community, and balances the interests of all residents and visitors.

Vision

…for the City of College Park
The City of College Park will be a vibrant and prosperous residential, commercial and educational community with individuals working cooperatively. College Park will have safe and harmonious neighborhoods; a clean, attractive and healthy natural environment; efficient services; attractive pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streetscapes; a thriving downtown; revitalized commercial districts including the Route 1 corridor and Hollywood Commercial District; and convenient transportation systems with enhanced public transit.

…for the City of College Park Government
The City of College Park will be recognized for solid collaborative working relationships with residents, students, the University of Maryland, Prince George’s County and other nearby municipalities. Our cooperative relationships will help us realize our vision of prosperity and vitality for the City.

Finance Department Mission Statement

To maintain the public trust by safeguarding, and accurately accounting for, the assets of the City, providing quality service to our external and internal customers and abiding by all laws, ordinances, regulations and policies.

Council-Manager Form of Government

The City of College Park operates as a council-manager form of government.  The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.  The council-manager form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.

The Manager has a crucial role in the council-manager form of government.  The manager is hired to serve the council and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body.  The manager prepares a budget for the council’s consideration; recruits, hires, and supervises the government’s staff; serves as the council’s chief adviser; and carries out the council’s policies.  Council members and citizens count on the manager to provide complete and objective information, the pros and cons of alternatives, and long-term consequences.

Facilities

City facilities are located at:

 City Hall 
 4500 Knox Road
Old Parish House 4711 Knox Road
Public Services 4601A Calvert Road
Public Works 9217 51st Avenue
Youth & Family Services 4912 Nantucket Road