The Clayton City Manager is Sylvia (Cissy) Henry.
The City manager is a professional administrator who tries to make city governments operate with the efficiency of successful businesses. However, she is not authorized to take action on her own. Her work is directed by elected officials, such as the Mayor and city council members, who hire her. She is responsible for preparing budgets, hiring staff, overseeing record keeping and supervising the heads of Public Works and Law Enforcement. She often meets with business and community groups to explain city policies and hear citizen's concerns.