Palm Coast - The Palm Coast City Council on Tuesday selected Matthew Morton, a government executive with more than 20 years of experience in local governments in Washington State, as the next Palm Coast City Manager.

Morton worked most recently as City Administrator of Duvall, Washington. Prior to that he was City Administrator in Cle Elum, Washington. He started his career as a planner and worked his way up through the ranks to become the chief executive.

Morton is an ICMA-credentialed manager through the International City/County Management Association. He earned his undergraduate degree in geography from Central Washington University and an Executive MBA from the University of South Dakota. He completed the Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Executive in State and Local Government program in 2017.

Morton was one of four finalists for the Palm Coast City Manager position. The City Council interviewed the candidates over two days last week and made its selection in a special meeting Tuesday morning.

City Attorney Bill Reischmann and Council Member Robert Cuff will work with Morton on a timeline for the new City Manager's start in Palm Coast.

For more information, contact Cindi Lane, APR, Communications & Marketing Manager, at clane@palmcoastgov.com and 386-986-3708.