Office of the City Manager

Within the City of Livingston's Commission-Manager form of government , a City Manager is appointed by the Livingston City Commission to serve as the chief executive for city government. In addition to providing executive leadership and oversight to all municipal operations, the City Manager also provides professional policy support to the Livingston City Commission.

The Office of the City Manager assists Citizens in resolving public service complaints, creating public-private partnerships, and with other issues of local interest or concern. Individuals, families, classrooms, and civic organizations interested in tours of city facilities, or requesting a speaker for a special event or classroom activity can make these arrangements through the Office of the City Manager as well.

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"Livingston's Leadership Team hosting civic representatives from Park City, Utah in Leadership exchange"

Former Livingston City Manager Ed Meece speaks with Charter Local Edition Anchor Mark Staples about municipal infrastructure planning and service cooperation among jurisdictions. MTN 16      

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Leadership Team –

The City Manager works closely with the Executive Leadership Team to provide high -quality, safe, and cost-effective services to our community. Toward that end, the Executive Leadership Team employs a variety of techniques including the use of cross-departmental task forces, Quarterly Review sessions, project management analysis, leadership development, and aggressive risk management strategies.

The 'Executive Leadership Team' consists of:

Jay Porteen, City Attorney

Lisa Harreld, Legal Analyst

Paige Fetterhoff, Director of Finance
Colleen Singer, Accountant

Lisa Lowy, Administrative Services Director

Dale Johnson, Police Chief
Ken McInnes, Fire Chief
Shannon Holmes, Public Works Director
Jim Woodhull, Director of Building/Planning.& Code Enforcement
Peggy Glass, 911 Director
Matthew Whitman, Public Works Project Manager

Internships --
The Office of the City Manager encourages interested college-level, and graduate, students to serve as Interns on our staff. For more information contact Lisa Lowy, HR Associate/Administrative Director, at     


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First City Manager Government ?

The City of Staunton, Virginia, is recognized as the first municipality to establish the Commission-Manager form of government: 1908. In Montana, the City of Bozeman was the first City Manager position in 1920.

Michael Kardoes
City Manager
414 East Callender Street
Livingston MT 59047
(406) 823-6000  

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