#ELGLTakeoverTuesday: Town of Bartonville, Texas

Posted on September 17, 2018


Michael MontgomeryHowdy Y’all! My name is Michael Montgomery and I will be operating the ELGL50 Instagram account for another exciting edition of #ELGLTakeoverTuesday. (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)

For the last two years, I have served as the Town Administrator for the Town of Bartonville, Texas. Bartonville is a rural community in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I will be sharing what it is like managing a small organization (seven total employees) in a small (pop. 1,600) Texas town.

Prior to my arrival at the Town of Bartonville, I served as the Assistant to the City Manager in Celina, Texas.  

I attended Colorado State University (Go Rams!) for my undergraduate degree and the University of North Texas (best trick play ever) for my MPA.  

In my free time I enjoy searching for the perfect slice of pizza, entertaining my 6-month-old daughter, and watching the best team in the National Football League (spoiler alert, it’s the Green Bay Packers).

Here is a preview of what to look forward to:

  • Overview of Town Administrator job duties
  • Tour of Bartonville, Texas
  • Field trip to the Argyle Fire District Station
  • Town Council meeting (with adoption of the annual budget!)
  • Pizza, lots and lots of pizza

So, buckle up, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in full upright position, and head over to ELGL50 on Instagram for #ELGLTakoverTuesday in Bartonville, Texas!

I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.

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