Former Leander City Manager Kent Cagle is now the city manager of Killeen.

Killeen City Council voted unanimously to hire Cagle during a meeting Nov. 19. Cagle’s start date was Dec. 3, according to a press release on the city’s website.

“City Council is excited to welcome Mr. Cagle to Killeen,” Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra said in the release. “We are impressed by his experience in city management and finance, and we believe he will continue the City’s positive path forward.”

Cagle takes the place of Killeen’s former city manager, Ronald Olson, who retired Oct. 1, according to city documents.

During the Nov. 19 meeting, Cagle said it was an honor to receive the position.

“As I said in the interview, the city manager’s job is not a job to have, but it’s a job to do,” Cagle told City Council during the meeting. “And I see it’s my job to add value every day that I’m here. I look forward to working with all of you to keep Killeen moving forward.”

Cagle worked as city manager of Leander from 2011 until May of this year. Leander City Council voted 6-1 to fire Cagle in May. Cagle later filed a lawsuit against the city in August, claiming the city breached his employment contract and participated in unlawful retaliation. Cagle and the city of Leander reached a settlement agreement in September, in which the city agreed to pay $349,000.

Leander City Council selected a new city manager, Rick Beverlin, Oct. 17. Beverlin previously served as assistant city manager of Galveston. His first day on the job was Dec. 2.