Argyle Selects Interim Town Manager
During its December 17th regular meeting, the Argyle Town Council accepted the resignation of Town Manager Kristi Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert’s last date of employment with the town will be December 27, 2019. Mayor Don Moser said, “The Council and I wish to thank Ms. Gilbert for her five years of service to the Town and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
The Town Council also interviewed candidates to serve as Interim Town Manager at the December 17th meeting, appointing Jeff Howell to serve as interim Town Manager. Mr. Howell has had a long and successful career working with large and small communities across Texas. He retired in 2016 as City Administrator for the City of Winnsboro. Most recently, he served as interim City Manager for the City of Fritch. Mr. Howell has decades of senior staff and town manager experience and a track record of helping Texas towns and cities to succeed in meeting challenges ranging from public works improvements to downtown redevelopment.
The Council also selected SGR Executive Recruiting to begin the search process for a permanent town administrator. Moser said, “The Council is pleased to have quickly identified and hired an interim leader with experience that is relevant to the Town’s ongoing projects and challenges. We are confident that Mr. Howell will provide the Town staff with capable management and support their efforts to deliver excellent service to residents and businesses while we search for a permanent town administrator.”