City Manager

City of Minot City Manager, Mr. Thomas Barry, began his tenure with the City in December of 2016. Previously, he was the Public Works Director with Meridian, Idaho, 

In Meridian, he received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership and accomplishments.
  • "Leader of the Year" by the Meridian Mayor and Senior Executive Team for outstanding leadership in Public Works.American Public Works Association, 2016.
  • "Community Leadership Award" for extraordinary achievement in developing transformational ideas and leading innovative solutions to the Community's challenges, City of Meridian, ID, 2014
  • "Director of the Year" by the Meridian City Council for outstanding leadership and departmental accomplishments, City of Meridian, Idaho, 2013.

Prior to that, he worked in other cities of equal or greater size to the City of Minot:
  • Engineering and Operations Manager, City of Redmond, WA (population 58,000) 2001-2008
  • Public Works Programs Administrator, City of Bellevue, WA (population 110,000) 1999-2001
As City Manager, Mr. Barry has focused on providing quality leadership, enhanced communication, and overall cooperation between city staff, elected leadership, and citizens.

Mr. Barry’s educational background aligned well with the qualifications the panel deemed necessary for the next City Manager. His previous education includes:
  • Master of Public Administration: City University, Bellevue, Washington
  • Master of Business Administration: City University, Bellevue, Washington
  • Master of Science: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 
  • Bachelor of Science: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

City Manager Update: Monthly Report to City Council


The mission of the City Manager's Office is to provide professional leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives formulated by City Council; to develop and recommend alternative solutions to community problems for council consideration; to plan and develop new programs to meet future needs of the city; to prepare the annual budget; and foster community pride in city government through excellent customer communication and customer service.


The City Manager's Office identifies long-term priorities for consideration by the city council. The city manager will provide updates to these priorities on a regular basis. Current priorities include: