Mayor's Message: Riverton's New City Manager

By Mayor Trent Staggs

thumb-mayorsmessage-october-2023I am pleased to announce the hiring of Riverton’s new city manager, Craig Giles. He started last Monday, September 25 and will be a great addition to our city. Our search for a new manager was broad and extensive. Craig stood out as not only the most qualified, but also as one who intuitively understands the importance of fiscal discipline in project management and pro-active communication with our residents.

Craig brings with him nearly 16 years of experience in city government. He most recently served as the city manager for Smithfield City, where he helped steer the city through rapid residential and commercial growth. He has vast leadership experience through previously serving as the public works director. Maintaining project schedules and expectations for multiple million-dollar projects were executive functions he excelled at.

I am confident in Craig’s leadership acumen to execute plans directed by myself and the city council to benefit the lives of Riverton residents. His background operating in small and mid-size cities gives him a great sense of our culture and an ability to safeguard the constitute priority of maintaining Riverton’s close-community qualities. Craig will ensure our city staff fulfills all that is expected of the city and more.

Craig said this recently after our City Council voted to appoint him as the city manager: “I am thrilled and honored to start working with Riverton city’s dedicated staff. The Mayor and City Council’s vision for the city as a collaborative, community-oriented municipality is exactly the type of local government I am excited to be a part of.”

Riverton City is continuing to prove to the state that fiscally conservative government can provide for the needs of our residents without raising taxes. Our discipline over the years is attracting like minds to help us increase the quality of our municipal services without placing on our taxpayers’ shoulders the burden of increased taxes.

Riverton elected officials and staff are united behind these strategic priorities. We will continue to execute our plan to benefit our citizens today and provide for the city’s future for generations to come. Please join me in welcoming Craig!

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