The Council Manager Form of Government was approved by public referendum in 1994. The first Ordinance establishing the City Manager position in Rochelle was adopted by the City Council in 1995. The City operates under the City Manager Statues of the State of Illinois which states that "The City Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the City and shall be responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City."
Working closely with City Council, city staff, community organizations, the business community and citizens, the City Manager's Office ensures that quality services and programs are available to meet the needs of the City of Rochelle.
David Plyman is the Rochelle City Manager. Mr. Plyman holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. He brings over 24 years of public administration experience with him, including several years as a City Administrator. Plyman's municipal management experience includes infrastructure improvements, growth management, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the facilitation of development projects and downtown renovation.