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Acting City Manager Craig L. Simoneau
Craig L. Simoneau was appointed Rockville’s acting city manager in February 2016.

He succeeds Barbara B. Matthews, who served as city manager since October 2012. The Mayor and Council will conduct a national search for a new city manager.

Simoneau had served as Rockville’s public works director since September 2005. As the public works director, he oversaw the city’s move to a new refuse and single-stream recycling program, implementation of sustainable water and sewer rehabilitation programs, and recovery from the 2010 “snowmageddon” storm, the 2012 derecho and the 2016 blizzard.

Before coming to Rockville, he spent over 22 years as a career Army officer in various leadership positions. He supervised a broad range of functions, including public works, contracting, finance, legal, information technology, human resources, equal employment, internal review and emergency operations.

Immediately before arriving in Rockville, he served as the public works director at Fort Monroe, Va., where he led an organization of 117 employees responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining all base facilities, including buildings, a water treatment plant, distribution facilities and sanitary sewer systems; managing residential and commercial refuse operations; and maintaining the vehicle fleet. Simoneau also was responsible for executing a $103 million repair and reconstruction program to effectively recover from Hurricane Isabel damage.

Simoneau is a licensed professional engineer. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and has a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.