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City Manager
Matthew Fielder
City Manager
1614 South Bowen Road
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(817) 617-3705 

Matt Fielder began serving as City Manager of Pantego on January 27, 2014.  Matt's previous experience includes fifteen years of municipal government service.  He came to Pantego from the City of Rosenberg, where he served six years as the Economic Development Director, focusing on business recruitment, business retention, and marketing.  In addition, he also oversaw the Parks and Recreation Department.  Prior to working in Rosenberg, he was with the City of Sugar Land, where he served nine years in economic development and the city manager's office.  Matt was deployed to Iraq as a U.S. Army Reserve officer from April 2003 to April 2004.

He holds a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is originally from Arlington and is a graduate of Martin High School.  He is married with three children.

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The Town of Pantego operates under the council-manager form of government in which the Town Council is responsible for all Town policy and the City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City. By ordinance, the powers and duties of the City Manager are:

  • To see that all laws and ordinances are enforced.
  • To be responsible to the council for the proper administration of all town affairs placed in his hands.
  • To appoint and remove all heads of departments and all subordinate officers and employees of the town except the town secretary.
  • To exercise control over all departments and subdivisions thereof created by the council.
  • To see that all terms and conditions in public utility franchises are kept and performed and to notify the city attorney of any violations thereof.
  • To attend all meetings of the council.
  • To keep the council fully advised as to the financial conditions and needs of the town.
  • To act as budget commissioner, prepare and submit an annual budget, and recommend capital programs.
  • To prepare and submit a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the town at the end of the fiscal year.
  • To see that the town operates within its budget.

"While most of us are living our lives, it is my job to run the community where we live our lives, so we can all have a place we're proud to call home."