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Assistant City Manager
The assistant city manager supports the city manager with day-to-day operations of the city and assists with the administration of policies as directed by the City Council. In the City of Knoxville, the assistant city manager oversees the Planning and Zoning, Building Inspections, and Administration departments. The Public Works Department also reports to this position.

Aaron Adams has been with the City of Knoxville since December 2014 and has over seven 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 
Assistant City Manager 
305 S. Third St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Ph: 641-828-0550 ext. 3

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

City Hall Budget

FY 13-14 Budget
 Personnel  $182,172
 Operations  $167,285



-New Part Time Front Desk Receptionst Position: $11,500
-Regional City Management Internship Partnership: $17,500
-Citywide Cleanup reinstatement: $20,000
-eCivis Grant Program: $10,000
-RAGBRAI Expenditures: $50,000 (also $50,000 in Revenue budgeted)

FY 14-15 Budget
 Personnel  $176,663
 Operations  $124,700
 Total  $301,363

-$30,000 of City Manager's salary budgeted through Economic Development
-2 new iPads for Council
-$20,000 for Spring Cleanup (Spring 2015)
-$15,000 for Community Survey
-$45,000 for Management Intern Position
-No RAGBRAI or eCivis expenses