BREAKING NEWS: Pflugerville City Manager Brandon Wade submits resignation, takes position with Gulf Coast Water Authority

Pflugerville City Manager Brandon Wade announced his resignation Friday.

Pflugerville City Manager Brandon Wade announced his resignation Friday.

Pflugerville City Manager Brandon Wade submitted a letter announcing his retirement and resignation to Mayor Victor Gonzales and the Pflugerville City Council on Friday.

He has accepted a position as assistant general manager with the Gulf Coast Water Authority, according to a release from the city.

“Over the last eight years I have proudly served the city of Pflugerville, city council and our residents, and am deeply moved by the trust and confidence given in me to serve the community,” Wade said in a release. “It takes an extraordinary opportunity for me to leave Pflugerville, as I have proudly worked to bring innovative change to the community and continually move the city forward under the guidance of our city council.  I am thankful to have received the opportunity to serve you, and I look forward to this new position where I will be helping to provide water to cities and industries in Galveston County, Brazoria County and Fort Bend County area.”

Wade joined the city of Pflugerville on Jan. 5, 2010 as city manager.

“Wade’s experience and expertise has led the city through growth challenges, as the city has gone from 42,000 to almost 60,000 residents,” Gonzales said. “As part of the team who helped bring Wade to the city, I have seen him improve our community. During his tenure, the city was ranked four times in the top 100 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine, has had a bond rating increase and tremendous growth; these accolades come from having a leader at the helm.”

Prior to Pflugerville, Wade served as deputy city manager for the city of Galveston. Wade is retiring after 32 years of experience in city government. He has worked for several Texas cities including Galveston, Alvin, Richland Hills and Dallas holding a variety of positions including city manager, deputy city manager, assistant city manager, director of public works and municipal utilities, and director of community development.

Wade obtained his master’s degree in public administration—urban management from the University of Houston and bachelor of science in civil engineering from Texas Tech University.

Gonzales has requested an item on the Jan. 9 City Council agenda to discuss the next steps in selecting a city manager.

By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.