Brent Trout has served as the City Administrator for the City of Mason City since May 29, 2007.
Brent has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Drake University with a major in Public Administration. He also received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Drake University.
He began his career in public administration as an intern for the City of Des Moines and with the Iowa Department of Economic Development. His previous experience as City Administrator includes the Iowa communities of Bancroft, Eagle Grove, and Boone.
Brent is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Iowa National Guard. His military service includes a one year tour of duty in Iraq and a tour with Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia.
He is very active in the community and is a member of several professional organizations, including the International City Managers Association, the Iowa City Managers Association, serving as Past President, and the Rotary Club.
Brent is married and has two sons, ages 18 and 20.