Chief Executive

2016 State of the City Address - June 1, 2016

Chief Executive Matt VincentThe Chief Executive is an elected position. Matt Vincent is the current Chief Executive, elected to the position in 2012.

The Chief Executive officer serves the city and county of Butte-Silver Bow and assures that state and local laws are enforced. The chief executive:
  • Informs the Council of Commissioners of the state of governmental affairs;
  • Recommends measures to improve governmental operations and conditions within the city-county;
  • Appoints citizen Boards and Commissions;
  • Approves or vetoes all council bills (vetoes may be overridden by a two-thirds vote);
  • Calls Special Council meetings;
  • Negotiates collective bargaining agreements;
  • Presents and prepares financial reports.

Matt Vincent was elected in 2012 to serve as the Chief Executive of the consolidated city-county government of Butte-Silver Bow.

Matt grew up in Butte and was an active member of the Butte community throughout his educational career. A 1990 Butte High School graduate, Matt was a student athlete and leader serving as student council president. He attended Montana Tech on an academic and athletic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Matt received all-conference and All-American honorable mentions as a student-athlete as an Oredigger Linebacker. In 2011, the Montana Tech Chemistry Department named Matt its Distinguished Alumni.

Matt brings significant planning and environmental reclamation and restoration experience to his position as Chief Executive. Prior to his election, Matt served as the director of the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP), developing environmental education curriculum for students in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, currently undergoing environmental remediation under Superfund law and environmental restoration through the State of Montana Natural Resource Damage Program. In 2010, Matt was awarded the Governor and First Lady’s Math and Science Award for his exceptional work promoting math and science education in Montana.

As Chief Executive, Matt is focused on issues of environmental and economic sustainability for the city of Butte, residents of Silver Bow County and the greater Upper Clark Fork River Region.

Prior to his work with CFWEP, Matt worked with the Butte-Silver Bow Planning and Health Departments and with the Montana Standard.

Vincent is the coauthor of the Butte history book, Butte: Then & Now, published in 2011.
He is married to Alicia Knievel Vincent and together they have four children, Madelyn (17), Jaicee (15), Rye (7) and Rigley (4).