City Manager

Adam Hammatt, City Manager
P.O. Box 158
418 East Second Street
Whitefish, Montana 59937
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For most recent City Manager update and report look in the most recent City Council meeting packet

 Pursuant to the Whitefish City Charter, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council to carry out Council policies and to serve as chief executive officer of the City.  Adam has served as City Manager in Whitefish since February 16, 2017.  The City Manager administers the City’s business and implements the Council’s plans and directives by:

  • Preparing the annual budget for Council review and approval
  • Supervising and directing the expenditure of City funds in accordance with the budget
  • Preparing City Council meeting agendas
  • Appointing, suspending, or removing City employees under his jurisdiction
  • Coordinating the work of all City departments and employees, except the City Judge
  • Ensuring adherence to City laws and contracts
  • Communicating with Council regarding citizen concerns and governmental issues
  • Making recommendations to Council on legislation, finances, policies, and other matters
  • Investigating and acting on citizen concerns

City Manager Bio

Adam Hammat is a Montana native from Great Falls. He was born and raised in Great Falls and graduated from Charles M. Russell High School.  Adam went on to become a Firefighter/Paremedic for the City of Great Falls until a career ending injury put him on a different path. He went on to graduate from Montana State University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.  He then continued his education at the University of Montana earning a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Doctorate of Law.  Adam also became certified in Mediation and Negotiation from the University of Montana School of Law, became a Certified Public Manager through the University of Wisconsin, and most recently became a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Manager's Association. Adam has spent the last 9 years in the city management positions in the State of Wisconsin but has finally come back to Montana. Adam is married with 5 children, loves the outdoors, and is very excited to be in Whitefish. Adam and his family used to vacation here and are pleased to call Montana home again.