In accordance with the Lakeway City Charter, the City of Lakeway operates as a council-manager form of government. The mayor and six councilmembers are elected officials and serve as the legislative body of the city. The city manager reports directly to the City Council and administers the day-to-day affairs of the city, implementing the policies established by council and ensuring that the city operates in a fiscally responsible manner.
The city manager is responsible for the proper administration of all City affairs. The city manager and deputy city manager work closely with the City Council and the department directors to provide the highest level of service for the residents and businesses of Lakeway.