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Huntsville City Manager Resigns

Benoit headed to Florida

City of Huntsville City Manager Matt Benoit offered his resignation to the City Council on Thursday, December 21.

“It is with a heavy heart and sincere gratitude that I offer this letter of resignation,” the document read. “It has been an absolute pleasure to serve as your City Manager for the last five years.”

Benoit went on to note that he will serve his contractually-obligated 60-day notice and remain with the City until mid-February. City business will continue apace during that time, and Benoit intends to assist in transition plans to be decided upon by the Council.

City of Huntsville Mayor Andy Brauninger expressed his appreciation for Benoit’s service and wishes for his future.

“I wish Matt Benoit and his family only the best,” Brauninger said. “Matt has done an admirable job for our city and I am confident he will perform just as well in Jupiter. Our current council and staff will now make the necessary decisions to move forward in a methodical and professional manner to replace Mr. Benoit.”

The City Council will meet in a at a special session at noon on Wednesday, December 27, to consider transition planning.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s office at 936-291-5411.


  1. Praise the Lord!!!! Ben-Oink was a disaster from day one. Good riddance!!!!

  2. That is a excellent Christmas gift! Thank you Jupiter, Florida!!

  3. I did not know Benoit personally but saw enough to know he was bad news for the Taxpayers.He put the Taxpayers in financial ruin more than any individual in my memory.Huntsville will never default on their debt but Taxpayers are overburdened with what he left

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