City of Berkley
Matthew Baumgarten was appointed to Berkley’s City Manager in February, 2016. As City Manager, Matt is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city’s government, a $26,500,000 operation that serves more than 15,000 residents. Matt and his team of 70 employees are dedicated to serving the residents of Berkley with integrity and transparency.
Prior to joining Berkley, Matt served as the City Administrator for the City of Lathrup Village where he built a team of stakeholders that successfully implemented the cities first Community Master Plan in 29 years. The success in this initiative was recognized by Oakland County, Michigan Association of Planning, and the American Association of Planning.
Matt is a member of Michigan Municipal Executives, a statewide association of City and County Managers, where he has been active in the NextGen and Advocacy Committees. He is deeply committed to the professional development of future municipal leaders. He has also served the Metro Detroit region through various boards including: Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office, Southeast Oakland County Water Authority, Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, and the Oakland University Political Science Advisory Board.
Originally from New Baltimore in Macomb County, Matt lived in Arkansas from 1996 to 2006. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Oakland University.
Matt and his young family live in Berkley. He serves his home community by working with the City Council and the residents of Berkley to retain the City’s unique charm, while finding new ways to move the City forward.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2017.