Administrative Department


City Administration provides overall management of the City including the oversight of all City departments; preparation of the annual budget; implementation of City Council policy initiatives; establishing a positive working relationship with community leaders and other governmental agencies; ensuring the economic viability and sustainability of the City and operation of the City according to State statutes, local ordinances and the ICMA and TCMA Code of Ethics.

Goals and Objectives

  • Manage and operate the City according to its core values of customer service, community, integrity and leadership
  • Respond to all requests, inquiries and complaints in a timely manner
  • Conduct City Council meetings in an effective and professional manner while ensuring that comprehensive information is provided in the Council agenda packets
  • Provide leadership and oversight in implementing the City Council goals, priorities, programs and policies
  • Provide effective relations with local and state agencies including the Chamber of Commerce, CVB, EDC, County and State government
  • Identify and address growth-related issues that are impacting the quality of life for the community and develop proposed solutions
  • Coordinate local efforts to expand labor force
  • Oversee all City departments to ensure that employees are productive, professional and responsive

In order to meet these goals, we will

  • Continue to focus on both short-term and long-term planning
  • Look for opportunities for continued improvement of City services
  • Set a positive leadership example for other employees in terms of professionalism, integrity, work ethic, dedication and leadership
  • Recognize employees who go the extra mile to serve customers
  • Educate employees on leadership and management skills
  • Provide information on City programs and services in a completely transparent manner
  • Be available and accessible to the City Council, City employees and the general public

What we accomplished in 2021-2022

  • Secured designation as a Dark Sky Community from the International Dark Sky Association
  • Prepared FY 2022 City Budget that addresses City Council priorities and community needs
  • Assisted in the coordination of the City’s response to Covid-19 and ensured timely information on the virus was communicated to local citizens
  • Continued implementation of recommendations included in Community Visioning Study
  • Coordinated the meetings of the Relief Route Task Force and coordinated with TXDOT in completing the Relief Route Feasibility Study
  • Worked closely with EDC in an effort to expand broadband services
  • Continued to work with developers in attracting affordable housing developments
  • Served as President of Texas Public Power Association (TPPA)
  • Received Mentoring Award from the Texas City Management Association (TCMA)

What we plan to accomplish in 2022-2023

  • Meet with legislative members to gain support for legislative proposals during the 2023 legislative session
  • Continue to play an active role in supporting the Relief Route Task Force
  • Prepare FY 2023 City Budget that addresses City Council priorities and community needs
  • If approved by the City Council, develop proposed roadway bond election for presentation to the voters in November 2023
  • Conduct additional Succession Leadership training class
  • Work with EDC and other local groups in a continued effort to expand broadband services throughout the community
  • Initiate planning for 2024 Eclipse Event
  • Continue efforts to attract more affordable housing to the community
  • Continue efforts to annex property into the City following the annexation plan adopted by the City Council

Administration Department Staffing [employee headcount by job title]

Administration Department Organizational Chart