Barack Matite, city manager for the City of Eudora, Kansas, will be Rockville’s next deputy city manager, City Manager Rob DiSpirito has announced. Matite will formally assume the role Monday, Jan. 23. Matite has served as city manager of Eudora since August 2016. He joined Eudora in 2012 and has served in several roles for the city. He was chosen from a strong field of more than 100 applicants nationwide.
Matite has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas, a bachelor’s degree in global and international studies from the University of Kansas and attended the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center of Public Service.
“I am excited, honored and humbled to be selected to serve as the next deputy city manager for the City of Rockville,” Matite said. “I look forward to becoming a member of the Rockville community and joining the Rockville team that is dedicated and works hard to achieve the Mayor and Council’s vision and goals for the community.”
Rockville’s deputy city manager assists the city manager in directing and working with city departments to achieve departmental and citywide objectives, initiate and oversee strategic plans, and execute Mayor and Council policy initiatives. The deputy city manager serves as acting city manager in the city manager’s absence. Matite will fill a position vacated by Angela Judge who resigned this year to join her husband, Warren, when he assumed command of United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May in Cape May, New Jersey.
“With his experience and accountability as a chief executive officer in a full-service city, Barack will bring all his professional talents and deep familiarity with the broad range of municipal services to this critical position on our team,” DiSpirito said. “Barack fully understands what it takes to support the success of a mayor and council, a city organization, and a community of engaged and diverse residents. I look forward to working with Barack and introducing him as we serve the people of Rockville.”