The city administrator of West Lake Hills, Travis Askey, submitted his resignation Nov. 10 at the city’s latest council meeting, according to a press release from the city. After the council and Mayor Linda Anthony accepted the resignation, Ashby Grundman, director of development services, was appointed as interim city administrator. Askey began working with the city Jan. 15, 2020, and his last day will be Nov. 19, the statement said.
“I have been very fortunate and I appreciate the opportunity to have worked for the city,” Askey said. “To work with the mayor and the council, they’ve been phenomenal.”
By appointing an existing city employee to interim city manager, Askey said the city is putting itself in an advantageous position to decide whether they want to promote from within or look for an outside hire. Ashby began work with West Lake Hills in June, having previously spent time as the director of planning and then director of development services for the city of Hutto from 2018 to June.
West Lake Hills has reopened its lobby and city offices, located at 911 Westlake Drive, following months of closure due to the pandemic, according to the statement.