Administration (217) 345-5650

Charleston operates under a City Manager form of government. The City Manager serves as the City’s chief administrative officer and manages the daily operations of the City. It is the City Manager’s responsibility to carry out all actions of the City Council requiring administrative action, to coordinate and provide administrative leadership for the activities of all city departments and to develop and recommend efficient ways of conducting City business. The City Manager is responsible for keeping the Council informed about the actions of county, state and federal government activities as they may affect the City of Charleston.

R. Scott Smith
City Manager
(217) 345-5650

Debbie Burkhart
Deputy City Clerk/Legal Assistant
(217) 345-8454

Peggy Graumenz
Administrative Assistant
(217) 345-5650

Kaye Talbott          
Administrative Secretary
(217) 345-4804

The Administration Department is in City Hall, 520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920.

Administration Staff

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Debbie Burkhart, Deputy City Clerk/Legal Assistant Peggy Graumenz, Administrative Assistant Kaye Talbott, Administrative Secretary