Julie Oakley named interim city manager of Lakeway


Following executive session during the Sept. 9 special meeting, Lakeway City Council has named acting City Manager Julie Oakley the city’s interim city manager.

The move comes as city officials continue to formulate a plan to hire a new permanent city manager, according to City Council Member Louis Mastrangelo.

Mastrangelo said council also decided to add a 10% stipend to Oakley’s salary that will go into effect retroactively from the time she assumed the acting city manager role immediately following the sudden Aug. 19 resignation of Steve Jones, who had been Lakeway’s city manager since 2005.

No reasons have yet been given from officials for Jones’ resignation. Mastrangelo said council is doing its due diligence regarding the search for a permanent replacement for Jones, and added after the Sept. 9 meeting that Oakley remains a candidate for the position.

Oakley’s 10% stipend will last until her replacement is appointed, and there is of yet no time line for when a plan to fill the city manager role might be elucidated publicly, Mastrangelo said.

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Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.
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