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City Manager
The city manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for assisting them in making informed policy decisions on behalf of the community. The manager is also responsible for managing the day to day operations of the city organization, including the city’s finances, handling all personnel matters, and ensuring compliance with city code, state laws, and federal laws. 

For a complete listing of all of the city manager’s duties please see the City Code Title 1, Chapter 6.

Aaron Adams came to the City of Knoxville as the Assistant City Manager in December 2014, and was appointed City Manager in February 2016 after serving as the interim manager for six months. He has over eight years of experience in state and local governments. Prior to coming to Knoxville Aaron worked for the City of Mesa, Arizona as a Senior Budget Analyst focused on the City’s Capital Improvement Program and eight year forecast of revenues and expenditures. Aaron’s other prior experience includes Navajo County, Arizona, and internships with the City of Peoria, Arizona and local government non-profit the Alliance for Innovation during his graduate studies. Aaron was also employed by the State of Texas before beginning his masters.

Aaron earned his Bachelors of Science majoring in economics from Michigan State University. He earned his Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University through the Marvin Andrews Fellowship Program and is also a Certified Public Manager through Arizona State University’s Bob Ramsey School. Aaron is active in the International City/County Management Association, including serving on the conference planning committee. 

Aaron Adams

Aaron Adams 
City Manager 
305 S. Third St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Ph: 641-828-0550 ext. 3

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.