The Council-Manager Form of Government was approved by a 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 Statutes 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 the 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. 

Strategic Plans:

Title Date

2018 Strategic Plan Report

2022 Strategic Plan Update

Budget Presentations & Executive Summaries:

State of the Community:

Community Presentations: