New City Administrator Appointed
The City of Mineral Point is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Honer as the new City Administrator, effective January 3, 2023.
Matt comes to this position after having worked for five years with the Southwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. In his most recent role as Senior Planner, he managed the development of long-range plans for communities in the region; served in a leadership capacity with Prosperity Southwest Wisconsin, a regional economic development organization; and was administrator for three Rail Transit Commissions and for non-metallic mining reclamation and permitting programs in three counties.
“We look forward to Matt taking on this leadership role with the City and are confident he will bring the expertise and enthusiasm we need to help guide Mineral Point forward,” said Mayor Jason Basting. “Matt understands the challenges that rural communities like ours face in seeking to add more housing and promote small business development. These are critical issues which we need to address, and Matt is posed to provide leadership in these areas.”
“I am excited to join the City’s great team of employees and work with Mayor Basting, the Common Council, city departments, and residents to collaboratively pursue opportunities and address challenges,” said Matt Honer. “Mineral Point has numerous advantages, including its history, a creative and diverse culture and economy, a great school district and a friendly, supportive community. I am thrilled to join the team working on behalf of such a vibrant city.”
Matt succeeds Robert Buckingham, who is retiring in early 2023. They will work together for a few months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. “We are fortunate that Matt and Bob can spend this time together,” said Mayor Basting. “Bob has a wealth of experience in municipal leadership that will help Matt become familiar with the projects and issues in progress, as well as getting to know more about the services that the City provides to the community, its residents and businesses.”