The City Manager's Office is responsible for the daily administration of the City's operations. The department includes the City Manager, a Deputy City Manager, an Administrative Services Manager, the Communications & Public Affairs Office, and the Economic Development Office. The City Manager reports to the City Commission, and oversees the City's various departments and divisions, prepares the agenda for Commission meetings, organizes the City's annual Operating Budget as well as the five-year Capital Budget, fosters intergovernmental partnerships, and develops operational guidelines to ensure proper service to the residents and visitors of Kissimmee.
Mike Steigerwald has been City Manager of Kissimmee since August 2010. Prior to this role, he was promoted to Deputy City Manager in November of 2006.
As City Manager, Steigerwald serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the City and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the City's business.
Mike came to the City in January of 1994, serving first as a Planner and later as Current Planning Manager. He was named Employee of the Year for the City in 1998 and served as Director of Development Services from 1999 to 2006.
In 1993, Mike received his Bachelor's and Master's of Urban Planning degrees from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
Deputy City Manager
Desiree S. Matthews has been with the City Manager’s Office since 2001—previously serving as the Assistant to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. She was promoted to Deputy City Manager in August 2011.
As Deputy City Manager, Matthews is responsible for assisting the City Manager with day-to-day operations of the organization, including overseeing Public Works & Engineering, Information Technology, Development Services, and the City's various social service programs and initiatives.
Desiree received her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University and her Master's in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.
Assistant City Manager
Austin Blake joined the City of Kissimmee in 2006 as a Telecommunicator in the City’s 911 Center. Throughout his career with the Kissimmee Police Department, Blake served as a Training Officer, Shift Supervisor, and Manager of the Communications Division.
In 2016, Blake joined the City Manager’s team and currently serves as the Assistant City Manager, where he oversees the Communications & Public Affairs Office, City Clerk's Office, emergency management and citywide security initiatives, and provides logistical and analytical support on special projects.
Blake also oversees and manages the contract for the City's K-8 public charter school, Kissimmee Charter Academy.
Blake attended Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Master of Science in Management.