At its Sept. 21 meeting, council approved a contract for Turner to serve as the interim city manager, where he will fill in as officials begin the search for a permanent replacement for current City Manager Rick Beverlin.
In August, Beverlin accepted a city manager position with Nacogdoches and provided his 60-day notice to council.
Council later accepted his resignation at its Sept. 7 meeting, and Beverlin’s last day with the city will be Nov. 1.
Prior to working with Leander, Turner held interim city manager positions in Hutto and Bridgeport, and he also served a five-year term as city manager for Taylor.
Currently, Turner is the president of ID Turner Solutions, which is a consulting firm that assists entities in navigating governmental services, according to the city.
Turner’s background and experiences range from goal-setting for city organizations to managing development services, capital projects and budgeting.
Turner will start as interim city manager Oct. 16, contingent upon passing a background check and finalizing his contract with the city.
Officials will continue to work with recruiting firm Strategic Government Resources in search of a new city manager.
City manager candidate applications are anticipated to roll in starting in October, according to the city.