Julie Oakley offered Lakeway city manager position

Officials came out of executive session during the Nov. 18 City Council meeting and voted unanimously to name interim City Manager Julie Oakley to the position of city manager. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials came out of executive session during the Nov. 18 City Council meeting and voted unanimously to name interim City Manager Julie Oakley to the position of city manager. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Officials came out of executive session during the Nov. 18 City Council meeting and voted unanimously to name interim City Manager Julie Oakley to the position of city manager. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Just after midnight following a marathon City Council meeting, officials came out of executive session and voted unanimously to name interim City Manager Julie Oakley to the position of city manager.

Council Member Gretchen Vance's motion during the Nov. 18 meeting authorized Mayor Sandy Cox to negotiate and execute Oakley's employment agreement, but no timeline has yet been set for when she will officially take over the role and what the terms of her contract will be.


Oakley was named interim city manager following executive session of a Sept. 9 council meeting. That decision came in the wake of the sudden Aug. 19 resignation of Steve Jones, who had been Lakeway's city manager since 2005.
By 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. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.