Little Elm operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Under this type of local government, the day-to-day management of the town is directed by the Town Manager.
The Town Council appoints the Town Manager, who serves as chief administrative officer by executing the laws and administering the government of the town, as directed by the Town Council policies.
Matt Mueller became Town Manager of the Town of Little Elm on September 17, 2012. Matt has served in local government for nearly 20 years and has held positions as an executive local government manager since 2006. He is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and serves on the Ethics Committee for the Texas City Management Association (TCMA). He holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Matt lives in Little Elm with his wife Rachel and their son. He is passionate about administering local government services with a philosophy of Servant Leadership and the core values of Innovation, Efficiency, Customer Service, and Integrity.
Reporting to the Town Manager are the Deputy Town Manager and the Assistant Town Manager.
Doug Peach, Deputy Town Manager, has been with the Town for over 20 years. He oversees Development Services, Public Works, and the Parks & Recreation Department. Joe Florentino was once Little Elm's Fire Chief and now oversees the Fire Department, Police Department, and the IT Department.