The City of Muskogee has appointed Mike Stewart to serve as the Assistant City Manager. Stewart has been Muskogee’s Public Works Director for the past 16 years, and will continue to lead that department as well as overseeing Information Technology, Human Resources, Fleet Management and Greenhill Cemetery. In his 38 years working for the city, Stewart has been superintendent of streets and sanitation among his many other duties. Extensively involved in professional associations, he has also held numerous roles in the community including President of the YMCA, President of Lake Area United Way, President of Kiwanis and a member of the WISH board.
Additionally, long-time city Planning Director Gary Garvin will take on economic development duties. Garvin will assist City Manager Mike Miller with retail economic development efforts as well as strategic initiatives and programs to attract commercial, office and market-rate residential development in the City.
“Mike Stewart is a great manager and problem solver,” Miller said. “He will take the lead in our search for a new Public Works Director and keep us on the right path in the meantime. Gary is a proven leader who helped put together our urban renewal area and is coordinating our downtown revitalization efforts. With Mike, Gary and the rest of our management team, I’m confident we’ve got the leadership in place to move us forward.”