Little Elm operates under a home rule, 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. The town manager oversees an operating consolidated budget of more than $30 million, serving an 11 square-mile community of 28,000 residents.
Matt Mueller became town manager of the Town of Little Elm on September 17, 2012. Before coming to Little Elm, Matt served as the city manager for the City of Guthrie, Oklahoma. 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 Trek.