|Office:||701 E. Broadway
2nd Floor, City Hall Building
|Mailing Address:||P.O. Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205
City Manager Mike Matthes became Columbia’s City Manager on May 1, 2011. He was appointed by and serves at the discretion of the City Council.
Matthes previously worked with the City of Des Moines, Iowa, starting as an intern in the City Manager’s Office in 1996. Over the years, he steadily accepted more responsibility as a management analyst in the Finance Department; as Acting Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency; and since 2001, as Assistant City Manager. From 2007 until he left Des Moines, Matthes also served as the City’s Chief Information Officer.
Describing his approach as “servant-leader,” Matthes says his goal is to create a partnership with City employees and support the people who serve the community.
Matthes holds his Master of Public Administration degree from Iowa State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in American history from Graceland College. He and his wife Bobbie have two children.
Columbia, Missouri is a full-service city and has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the general administration of the City of Columbia, program coordination and development, preparation of City Council agendas, special staff reports, annual budget, and an annual statement of city programs and priorities. As Chief Administrative officer, the City Manager is directly responsible to the City Council for all operations of the city as well as implementation of policies and programs adopted by the Council. The City Manager appoints all officers and employees of the City except for the City Clerk and Municipal Judge. Appointment of subordinates is generally delegated to the appropriate Department Director.