HEWITT, Texas (KWTX) The Executive Board of the International City/County Management Association has censured former Hewitt City manager Adam Miles over his relationship with a now former city employee.
Miles left Hewitt last year after 10 years as city manager.
The council approved a separation agreement with Miles in November 2018 that included at $88,000 payment.
Miles and the city’s former managing director, Katie Allgood, were in a romantic relationship, of which council members were aware and which both publicly acknowledged.
In July the Hewitt City Council unanimously approved a separation agreement with Allgood, settling a lawsuit she filed in February seeking $110,000 and alleging harassment by then-Mayor Ed Passalugo and former council member Kurt Krakowian.
Allgood rose to the number two position in city government after starting as an intern in May 2015.
The association said Miles violated two tenets of its code of ethics by having “a personal relationship with a subordinate employee” and making “decisions about her performance, promotion, and compensation.”
“Miles and the subordinate employee lived together for at least the last six months of his tenure as the city manager, while he was her direct supervisor. His actions to increase the compensation for this employee with whom he shared a residence created the opportunity for him to financially benefit from his actions,” the association said.
Miles, a 1995 Baylor University graduate who holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, was appointed Hewitt’s city manager in 2008.
His career started in 1997 in Cleburne, where he first worked as planning and zoning coordinator.