Ben Reeves is the new Indianola City Manager. Reeves is coming to Indianola from Santaquin City, Utah, a community of over 16,000 located 20 miles south of Provo, Utah.
Indianola City Mayor Stephanie Erickson released a statement about the hiring, “I am delighted to welcome Ben Reeves and his family to the City of Indianola. We were delighted to have a group of 38 candidates applying for the position of General Manager. After a nationwide recruitment and selection process involving community members, city staff and city council, Mr. Reeves was selected for the position. Mr. Reeves’ extensive experience in finance, organizational management, planning and administration will be invaluable to the City of Indianola. I am confident that he will be a huge asset in moving our community forward.
Mr. Reeves has 18 years of public sector experience, serving in his current position in Santaquin City since 2009 and serving the city of LaVerkin, Utah as City Manager and Treasurer. Mr. Reeves holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Utah University and a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior and Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College.
Reeves said, “It is an honor to be selected to serve the people of Indianola as the next city manager. My family and I are very happy to move and put down roots in this beautiful community. It is my desire to perpetuate and enrich the fine work of municipal staff and elected officials in an open, welcoming and unifying way. We are very grateful and touched by this wonderful opportunity.
The Indianola City Council formally approved an employment contract with Mr. Reeves at a special meeting on April 6, 2022. Mr. Reeves’ first day with Indianola will be May 23, 2022.