The City of Holton is lead by a City Manager who is appointed by the City Commission. As chief administrative officer, the City Manager is directly responsible to the City Commission for the operation of all City Departments.

In addition to the City Manager's duties of providing leadership, direction and guidance to the City Departments, the City Manager is responsible for the implementation of policies and programs adopted by the City Commission. This requires the Manager to have a professional understanding of how all city functions operate together to their best effect. The City Manager is responsible for developing an annual budget and capital improvement program which identifies the level of service required to meet community expectations. The Manager is also extensively involved with a wide variety of economic development activities.

Kerwin McKee was appointed City Manager in July 2016. Mr. McKee oversees all City operations and works closely with the City Commission in carrying out its goals and policy directives.


The Administration Department is responsible for:
  • Acting as the point of contact for utility services and billing
  • Voicing citizen concerns or complaints and providing information
  • Accounting functions of the City, including preparation and monitoring of the annual budget
  • Maintaining official records, including all City ordinances, resolutions, policies, and minutes
  • Coordinating personnel services for the City

City of Holton Administration: