City Manager

Bob Hart

Bob Hart was appointed City Manager in January 2017. He has served as City Manager in six other Texas cities: Kennedale, Georgetown, Huntsville, Pampa, Sweetwater, and Sundown.

Bob also served as President of the Innovation Groups, leading the organization to its transformation to the Alliance for Innovation (AFI), a nonprofit association dedicated to local government capacity building, organizational culture development, technology maximization, and networking. 

Bob is an active member of the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) through which he is a credentialed manager. 

As an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Texas at Arlington he teaches Strategic Planning and the capstone seminar where he leads students in completing their final applied research project prior to receiving a Master’s degree. 

Bob also serves on the Accreditation Council of the American Public Works Association (APWA), the First Tier Suburbs Council of the National League of Cities, and the Public Administration Advisory Board of the University of North Texas. 

Bob earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and his Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of North Texas, where he is also a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, and was named the outstanding MPA Alumni for 2000.

Bob and his wife, Lois, have five children.

Function of the City Manager

Council / Manager Form of Government 

Corinth operates under a Home Rule, Council / Manager form of Government. Under this type of local government, the day-to-day management of the city is directed by the City Manager. 

Chief Administrative Officer 

The City Council appoints the City Manager, who serves as Chief Administrative Officer by executing the laws and administering the government of the city, as directed by the City Council policies. The City Manager oversees a consolidated budget of more than $28 million, serving a 7.81 square-mile community of 19,750 + residents. 

City Staff Oversight

The City Manager is responsible for all non-appointed city staff, which includes 145+ full-time employees.