Aaron Adams will be the Town of Timnath’s new Town Manager beginning in January of 2021 after the Town Council approved a contract for employment at last night’s Council meeting.

“We are thrilled to welcome Aaron to the Timnath community and our Town organization,” said Mayor Mark Soukup. “I am confident that his extensive and relevant experience, coupled with his innovative approach to town management, will lead our community to continued success.”

Adams is currently serving as the City Manager for the City of Knoxville, Iowa, where he has spent the last six years. In Knoxville he managed an organization of more than 100 full and part-time employees and a budget of $18 million annually. Prior to Knoxville, Adams served as a Senior Budget Analyst for the City of Mesa, Arizona, and as the Financial Analyst/Innovation Officer for Navajo County, Arizona.

Adams plans to draw on both those experiences – working in a small community such as Knoxville and a fast-growing city such as Mesa – when leading the Town of Timnath organization.

“Timnath is clearly a desirable community on an upward trajectory,” said Adams. “I hope to maintain that momentum while honoring the Town’s history and long-term residents who live here.”

Adams emerged as the most qualified candidate for the position after an extensive, multi-step recruiting effort conducted by a national search firm. More than 80 highly qualified candidates applied to fill the Town Manager position. Adams’ work experience, prestigious education (he graduated from one of the top Public Administration programs in the Country) and quality of character quickly moved him to the top of the list.

“The Council unanimously agreed that Aaron would not only be a great asset for our organization but a positive, committed member of our community,” said Mayor Soukup.

The town manager role is the professional administrative position responsible for the overall operation of the Town. In this role, Adams will help the Town Council develop and implement policies and procedures consistent with the vision, mission, strategic plan and budget outlined by Town Council.

“I’m impressed with the Timnath organization, its policies and progress,” continued Adams. “Timnath is teeming with potential, and I look forward to being a part of moving this amazing community forward.”