Meet the 4 finalists for Hutto's next city manager

From left: Warren Hutmacher, Wayne Reed, Donald Toms and Brian Bosshardt have been named as finalists for Hutto's next city manager. (Courtesy city of Hutto)
From left: Warren Hutmacher, Wayne Reed, Donald Toms and Brian Bosshardt have been named as finalists for Hutto's next city manager. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

From left: Warren Hutmacher, Wayne Reed, Donald Toms and Brian Bosshardt have been named as finalists for Hutto's next city manager. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

The city of Hutto announced Aug. 6 the names of its four finalists in the search for a permanent city manager.

In February, Hutto selected the recruitment firm Strategic Government Resources to assist with its search process and candidate pool.

“We are confident in the selection process used by SGR, and the City Council and I are excited to have four qualified candidates to bring before our resident panel,” Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul said in a news release.

The city manager position garnered 68 applications with candidates from 21 states and two countries, per the release. Hutto City Council is anticipated to interview the final candidates Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, according to the release.

The candidates are as follows.


Brian Bosshardt

Bosshardt recently served as city manager in Bedford, Texas, from April 2017-January 2020 and has more than 20 years of local government experience. Bosshardt has served a range of administrative and managerial positions in Los Alamos, New Mexico; Chandler, Arizona; Westminster, Colorado; and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bosshardt earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Hamline University and a master's degree in public administration from Arizona State University, according to the release.

Donald Toms

With more than 20 years of state and local government experience, Toms served as city administrator for Winder, Georgia from 2010-20. He has previous administrative, managerial and directorial experience working for the cities of Milledgeville, Georgia; Rincon, Georgia; Bowdon, Georgia; and New Port News, Virginia, as well as for the state of Florida's department of law enforcement.

Toms earned his bachelor's degree in political science and geography and his master's degree in public administration from Florida State University, per the release.

Warren Hutmacher

Hutmacher currently works as principal of municipal services for CPL, an architectural, engineering and planning firm in Suwanee, Georgia. He has served for more than 20 years in state and local government work and has previously held managerial and administrative positions in Johns Creek, Georgia; Dunwoody, Georgia; Avondale Estates, Georgia; Marietta, Georgia; and in Atlanta at the state of Georgia's governor's office of planning and budget.

He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in public administration from Ohio State University, according to the release.

Wayne Reed

Since 2016, Reed has served as assistant city manager in Georgetown and has more than two decades of local government experience. Previous roles include managerial, directorial and planning work in Centennial, Colorado; Berthoud, Colorado; Arvada, Colorado; and Denton, Texas.

Reed is a U.S. Army veteran who earned a bachelor's degree in environmental design and a master's degree in urban planning from Texas A&M University, per the release.
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.


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