Huntsville Names New City Manager

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The Huntsville City Council extended an employment offer to Matt Benoit Monday to fill the position of City Manager for the City of Huntsville, and he has accepted the agreement.

According to Mayor Mac Woodward, Benoit was chosen based on his experience level, education, and his interactions with both the Council and the City staff during the search process and final interviews.

“We’re very excited to offer this contract to Matt Benoit,” Woodward said. “Of the four highly qualified candidates we interviewed in the final stage of the City Manager search process, he seemed to have the knowledge, the capability, the experience, and the perspective that was best suited for Huntsville at this point.

“We have high hopes for this position, and we feel confident that Mr. Benoit will impact our community positively while effectively managing our daily operations.”

During his 13-year professional career, Benoit has served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Farmers Branch, the Assistant City Manager/Director of Housing for the City of Wichita Falls, TX and as the City Manager of Herington, Kansas.

He will be moving to Huntsville with his wife, Micki, and his two children.

“My family and I are very excited to be in Huntsville,” Benoit said Tuesday. “I’m excited to start my duties as City Manager, and I’m looking forward to working with the City Council and the staff.”