Trent Maxwell Named the New Neighborhood & Development Services Director

The City of Garden City has named Trent Maxwell the next Neighborhood & Development Services Director. Trent joined the City full-time as the City’s Chief Building Official in 2020 and worked for the City as a contracted commercial plan reviewer prior to that while also serving the City of Hutchinson as their Chief Building Official.


Effective immediately, Trent will fill the post vacated by Carol Davidson, who resigned in April 2021 and accepted a position with the City of St. George, Utah. The City conducted a nationwide search to fill the position.


“Trent Maxwell hit the ground running when he came to work for the City of Garden City. Even though several things were shut down in 2020, building design and construction in Garden City and Finney County was as busy as ever. Trent came in and developed great relationships with community stakeholders and I think those relationships will serve the City well in his new capacity as Neighborhood & Development Services Director,” said Matt Allen, City Manager.


“I am excited to continue working with this community, building upon all the great things that Garden City / Finney County has to offer,” said Maxwell.


Neighborhood & Development Services includes oversight of the staff and contracted services that make up the City of Garden City’s planning, environmental code, building code, engineering, and project management divisions. The department also provides contracted planning and building code services for the City of Holcomb and Finney County.