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Northeast Times | October 5, 2022

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The city of Haltom City’s Assistant City Manager, Chuck Barnett, announced his plan to retire from the city effective September 6. His current role is to provide leadership and oversight in all city operations and activities.

Hired in 2006, Barnett served the city for a little over 10 years, and his management career has spanned more than 43 years. He came to Haltom City as the Assistant City Manager after serving in public management positions for the City of Bedford for 14 years. In Bedford, he held seven different leadership positions there, including Director of Parks and Recreation, Deputy City Manager and City Manager, as well as the Interim Director for Economic Development, Public Works and Finance departments.

Some of Barnett’s most noteworthy accomplishments when joining Haltom City included the design, project oversight and final construction of a new $5.4 million, 29,800 square foot Public Library facility, as well as the completion of the Senior Center renovation and expansion in six weeks.

Barnett hopes his legacy in Haltom City will be from the new development opportunities to grow from his projects, including the Belknap corridor realignment of Highway 377 and Belknap. The completed backage road project on the north and south side of NE Loop 820, will open up over 300 acres that are immediately available for development. Also the creation and construction of the monument entry signs into Haltom City. These will serve as a focal point to identify where the city is located.
Chuck and his wife Becky plan to do a lot of traveling with plans to visit South America, Australia and New Zealand. He also plans to spend more time with his family of three children, two grandchildren and one great grandchild. And as a season ticket holder since 1983, Chuck plans to continue supporting his beloved TCU Horned Frogs.

City Manager, Keith Lane says “Our community will continue to benefit from Chuck’s vision for decades to come.” While Haltom City will greatly miss the leadership and experience of Chuck Barnett, they are excited to welcome Rex Phelps as their new Assistant City Manager.