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Kenneth D. (Ken) Knight, City Manager
Kenneth D. (Ken) Knight
City Manager

Marlin City Hall
101 Fortune Street
Marlin, Tx  76661

Ph: (254) 883-1450
Fx: (254) 883-1456

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed from 12p-1p for Lunch
Kenneth D. (Ken) Knight began as City Manager for Marlin in October of 2015.  Born and raised in Calais, Maine, he moved to California after graduation from high school. He joined the Air Force and spent time in New Mexico, Korea and California then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend San Francisco State.  Ken then moved to Sonoma County and went to work for  the City of Santa Rosa as an Information Systems Technician.  While employed at Santa Rosa, he achieved his Master’s in Public Administration.  Returning to Maine , he began his City Management career. He is happy to be here in Marlin.

Mr. Knight’s educational history includes Calais Memorial High School, Calais, Maine; Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from San Francisco State University and Master’s of Arts in Public Administration from Sonoma State University.

He has served the public in many occupations:
Current – Marlin City Manager
Edna City Manager
Flatonia City Manager
Public Administration Consultant – Oregon and Washington
Interim City Administrator for Sumas, WA and Rainier, OR 
Interim Town Manager Newport, Maine
County Coordinator – DeSoto County, FL
Management Analyst – Largo, FL
Town Manager – Newport Maine
Town Manager – Jackman, Maine
Information Systems Technician – Santa Rosa, CA
Accounts Receivable Clerk – GATX Leasing – San Francisco, CA
Data Entry Clerk California Canners and Growers, San Francisco, CA
Inventory Manager Specialist – United States Air Force

Ken is a wine enthusiast, who likes to take my vacations in wine growing areas while also being able to visit historic buildings and places.  He currently in a fantasy football league with 9 other friends and has enjoyed playing in the league. Ken is an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots FAN!

His family includes one older brother (still lives in Maine) and one older sister who has one son, his nephew has two daughters, his great nieces (all of whom live in Florida).