Palm Coast City Manager Gives 30-Day Notice


Palm Coast, FL - Just one week after now-former Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland resigned, the City Manager, Matthew Morton, gave his 30-day notice today. 

Palm Coast Mayor Resigns Suddenly

The Palm Coast City Council will appoint an interim City Manager in the coming weeks.

"Hello- and sorry for the notice this way (but word travels faster than I can reach out to all of
you individually). I will reach out (or you can to me). To you all; I offer a sincere apology,
you are truly the finest group of professionals I’ve ever worked with and you deserve much
better than what the political climate is offering.

May 27, 2021
Hon. Mayor Branquinho:
Pursuant to my executed employment agreement please consider this my 30-day written notice
of resignation.

Citing Tenet 10 [ICMA] “Resist any encroachment on professional responsibilities, believing
the member should be free to carry out official policies without interference, and handle each
problem without discrimination on the basis of principle and justice”.

I am proud of all that has been accomplished, which two years successive performance
reviews attest to. We have built a citizen focused culture, managed a global pandemic
emerging stronger, significantly increased metrics (National Citizen Survey) in foundations of
livability, transparency, quality of life saw our financial condition and ratings improve.

There have been misses and failures, which is not only human but happens in every
organization around the globe; but from those my aim was always to do better, to be better,
while not making excuses nor assigning blame.

It has been a privilege serving you the citizens of Palm Coast.

Matthew Morton


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