Administration

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Act as good stewards of the community’s assets
  • Manage and coordinate the daily affairs of the city including personnel management and financial management
  • Operate with the highest ethical standard with integrity and respect for the community
  • Provide high quality customer service for all residents and users

Mayor-Council-Administrator Form of Government
The City of South Hutchinson operates under a Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government. Council members are elected from the city at-large to four year terms. Each May the Council elects from their members as a Mayor to serve for a one year term. The council appoints a city administrator to handle the daily operations of the city. The administrator serves at the will of the council and is subject to re-appointment on an annual basis.

Administrator Duties
Under the direction of the Mayor and the City Council, the City Administrator acts as the administrative head of the city. In this capacity, the Administrator directs the affairs of the city within the limits established by the City Council and the requirements of state statutes. In addition the Administrator:
  • Attends all meetings of the council unless an absence has been previously discussed or in emergency situations.
  • Prepares meeting agendas in accordance with necessary business and require certain department heads and employees to attend council meetings as needed.
  • Prepares and submit a recommended annual budget to the council.
  • Makes recommendations to the council on all matters concerning the welfare of the city.
  • Has no vote in meetings of the Governing Body.
  • Refrains from attempting to establish policy except to make recommendations to the City Council for adoption
  • Refrains from political activity
  • Conducts himself in accordance with highest standard of ethics of the City Management profession.
  • Generally advises the Mayor and City Council on administrative matters pertaining to the affairs of the city.
Meet the Administrator
Matt Stiles was appointed City Administrator in September 2010. Matt is a South Hutchinson native and graduated from Nickerson High School. Matt previously worked in the City of Bel Aire, Kansas from 2008 to 2010 leaving as the Assistant City Manager. Matt is an active member of ICMA and KACM board member.

Education
  • Hutchinson Community College, 2002 graduate A.S. in Speech
  • Emporia State University, 2006 graduate B.S. in Political Science.
  • Wichita State University, 2008 graduate Masters Degree in Public Administration, graduate certification in City Management and Public Finance
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Contact the Administrator
Matt Stiles keeps office hours generally from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday when the City Hall is open. The direct office number is 620-500-5007 or citizens can email Matt. Matt makes every attempt to return calls and emails as quickly as possible. For immediate assistance, please contact the main office at 620-663-7014 .