The City of Ottawa's top manager has been given a new three-year contract.

Kent Kirkpatrick has been the city's manager since March 2004.

He oversees a $2.6-billion corporation with more than 14,000 full-time employees.

His salary last year was disclosed on the city's Sunshine List at $318,000, including benefits.

City council voted unanimously to extend Kirkpatrick's contract until 2014.