UPDATED: Hutto to move forward with Strategic Government Resources for interim city manager candidates

A candidate for interim city manager will be selected from Strategic Government Resources. (Courtesy city of Hutto)
A candidate for interim city manager will be selected from Strategic Government Resources. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

A candidate for interim city manager will be selected from Strategic Government Resources. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

UPDATED: DEC. 12, 9:11 p.m.

Hutto City Council voted to work with Strategic Government Resources, an interim management services organization, in its search for an interim city manager. Council voted 6-0 in favor of engaging with SGR to hire an interim city manager during its Dec. 12 meeting. Council Member Scott Rose was absent from the meeting.

Wendle Medford, senior managing director of interim services and consulting for SGR, spoke before council during its Dec. 12 meeting, outlining the work SGR does during the candidate application process. With more than 300 interim city manager candidates in its system, SGR does background checks before making submitting resumes for consideration to council.

Hutto City Council requested five candidates be selected for review during a Dec. 16 work session, before selecting its top three candidates and interviewing them during a worksession on Dec. 18.

Medford confirmed that any candidate selected for the interim position will not be there to execute new decisions for the city, but rather help guide existing staff members with best practice recommendations.


“It’s all about relationship building and bringing everyone together," Medford said.

ORIGINAL POST

The city of Hutto is looking into hiring an interim city manager from the Texas Municipal League, following a unanimous vote from Hutto City Council at its Dec. 5 meeting. The candidate selected would not be the final position holder, Mayor Doug Gaul confirmed.

The Texas Municipal League includes retired city managers who can step in during interim periods to serve, council confirmed Dec. 5. Council's initial agenda item specified that the interim city manager would start Jan. 2, 2020, but council expressed it would like the selected candidate to start as soon as possible and walk through the process with City Manager Odis Jones prior to Jones' departure.

Selection of an interim city manager would require council vote prior to their hire. Hutto City Council's next regularly scheduled meeting is Dec. 19, but several council members and the mayor said they would be willing to call a special meeting for the hiring confirmation as soon as early next week. Per council's request, a minimum of two candidates will be interviewed for consideration.
SHARE THIS STORY
By Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


MOST RECENT

Bob Bennett (second from right) is now the namesake of the city of Round Rock's new transportation and utilities building. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Transportation, utilities building to be named in honor of former Round Rock City Manager Bob Bennett

Round Rock City Council voted 7-0 to name the city’s new transportation and utilities administration building in honor of former Round Rock City Manager Robert “Bob" L. Bennett Jr.

Glowworm Pediatrics, a pediatrics center providing services such as X-rays, vaccinations, concussion tests and wellness check-ups, opened in Hutto Jan. 19. (Courtesy Glowworm Pediatrics)
Glowworm Pediatrics to celebrate grand opening in Hutto

The pediatrics center will celebrate its grand opening Jan. 25.

Koaches 4 Kids is a Round Rock-based nonprofit organization that provides RVs for critically ill children to transport them to and from treatment. (Courtesy Karyn Parker)
Koaches 4 Kids, a Round Rock-based nonprofit, now serving critically ill children

The Round Rock-based nonprofit serves critically and terminally ill children by providing them with RVs to transport them to and from treatment.

Pflugerville's fifth fire station is expected to open in late February, weather permitting. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County ESD 2 Fire Station No. 5 nears completion in Pflugerville

Construction work on Travis County ESD 2 Fire Station No. 5 is expected to complete at the end of February.

(Rendering courtesy RGC Multifamily)
UPDATED: next steps for new affordable apartment proposal put on hold in Round Rock

RGC Ventures, LLC has submitted plans for a 224-unit affordable apartment complex at 150 Mays Crossing Drive, Round Rock.

Royal Chenab, an Indian-Pakistani restaurant in Round Rock, closed its restaurant on or before Dec. 3, according to signage posted on the establishment's doors. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Royal Chenab closes in Round Rock

The Indian-Pakistani restaurant opened in Round Rock on Sept. 2, 2019.

Central Health is exploring options to provide a cash injection to its employees with minimum wage salaries. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Central Health will explore minimum wage bumps for its employees

The health care district is considering increasing its minimum wage to $15 per hour.

typhoon texas water park pflugerville
Pflugerville City Council approves nearly $1M contract for Typhoon Texas park modifications, intersection improvements

Typhoon Texas' park modifications and intersection improvements are expected to be complete prior to the park's reopening in May.

225 Oncor customers in Pflugerville were affected by an hour-long power outage Jan. 22. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
225 Pflugerville Oncor customers without power in hour-long outage Jan. 22

225 Oncor customers in Pflugerville were affected by an hour-long power outage Jan. 22.

Capital Farm Credit now open in Round Rock

The credit and financing agency for agribusinesses and rural homeowners opened in Round Rock on Nov. 1, 2019.

Travis County commissioners participated in budget hearings during the fiscal year 2018-19 budget process. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis Central Appraisal District board will host in-person meetings for informal protests in 2020

The Travis Central Appraisal District board of trustees voted to bring back in-person meetings for informal protests this year.

Back to top