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City Manager Bill Horne

BillHorne_new-sBill Horne was appointed by the City Council to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the city with responsibility for all departments except the City Attorney's Office. He is one of only two employees who reports directly to the Council. He is directly responsible for 1685 employees and accountable for the annual operating and capital budget of $385 million.

With a wealth of management experience in dynamic and fast paced environments, Bill came to Clearwater in 1998 as the General Support Services Administrator. Prior to that, he served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tulsa, a Masters in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, and a Masters in Political Science from Auburn University.

In September 2005, Bill was designated a Credentialed Manager by the International City County Manager Association (ICMA).




Assistant City Manager Micah MaxwellAssistant City Manager Micah Maxwell

Micah Maxwell joined the city of Clearwater in 2017 as an Assistant City Manager.  He assists the City Manager in the day to day management of the city, directly overseeing Finance/Budget, Information Technology, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Development, Public Utilities, Solid Waste/General Services and the Library.

This is Micah’s second stint with the city of Clearwater, first working as a Management Intern in 2003 for City Manager Bill Horne. Micah left Clearwater to serve as the Assistant to the City Manager in the neighboring community of Belleair in 2004 and was promoted to Assistant Town Manager in 2005. In 2006, Micah was hired to be Belleair’s Town Manager, a position he held until 2017 when he left to become Assistant City Manager of the city of Clearwater. 

Micah earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1999 and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of South Florida in 2001. Additionally, Micah attended the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Leadership ICMA. 

In 2019, Micah was appointed to serve as President-Elect for the Florida City/County Management Association and has served on the association’s board of directors since 2014. 


Assistant City Manager Michael Delk Michael Delk photo - Assistant City Manager

Michael Delk joined the city of Clearwater over 14 years ago as the Director of Planning and Development and is currently serving as Interim Assistant City Manager for the city of Clearwater.

Michael Delk is a graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He is also a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Master of Public Administration degree and was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society of Public Affairs and Administration. 

Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). In addition to the American Planning Association, of which Michael is a past chair of the Economic Development Division, he is a member of the Congress of New Urbanism, Urban Land Institute and the International City Manager’s Association.  Michael has been a planner in the State of Florida
since 1985.