The Township's organization has eleven specialized departments, all headed by experienced career professionals selected by the Township Manager and Board of Commissioners on the basis of merit and ability to perform the required responsibilities.
These departments provide an extensive array of services to Township residents and businesses:
The Administration Department is a team of specialized staff responsible for a variety of executive, administrative and specialized functions and services internally for the Township and its departments, as well as externally for Township citizens.
The Code Compliance Department, which administers and enforces the Uniform Construction Code.
The Finance Department is responsible for handling various financial activities for the Township.
Fire Rescue is the Township’s cooperative fire and emergency response system.
The Golf Department is responsible for managing and maintaining all the public golf facilities at the Overlook Golf Course.
The “Human Resources Department” provides human resource support services, including administering payroll services and employee benefit management.
The Planning and Zoning Department provides the technical support and guidance to the Commissioners and the Planning Commission related to the preparation and enforcement of the Township’s subdivision/land development ordinance, zoning ordinance and other related ordinances.
The Police Department serves the communities of Manheim Township, East Petersburg Borough and Lancaster Township by protecting and serving its citizens and property.
The Public Library, in addition to overseeing the use and operation of the library building, provide a variety of information resources, as well as services and programs for educational, recreational and cultural enrichment.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the construction/development and maintenance of infrastructures and facilities (e.g. roads and parks) for public use.
Recreation and Park Planning designs and coordinates a variety of recreational and leisure programs and activities that take full advantage of the Township's diverse park and recreational facilities throughout the year.