Bartow is administered and managed by a City Manager. The City Manager is hired by and directly reports to the five elected City Commissioners. All department heads or department supervisors, the Clerk's office and the assistant city manager report directly to the City Manager.
This office and a general receptionist are all located at City Hall at 450 North Wilson Ave.
The current City Manager is George Long who began his employment with Bartow in January, 2008. George can be reached by calling the City Hall main number 863-534-0100 or by e-mail via Pamela Sams, Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.