San Marcos City Council appoints Stephanie Reyes as interim city manager

Reyes has worked for the city for 20 years. (Courtesy City of San Marcos)
Reyes has worked for the city for 20 years. (Courtesy City of San Marcos)

Reyes has worked for the city for 20 years. (Courtesy City of San Marcos)

The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously Dec. 7 to appoint Stephanie Reyes as the interim city manager, beginning after City Manager Bert Lumbreras retires at the end of January.

Reyes spent the last 20 years of her career working for the city in various roles, including assistant director of human resources, assistant to the city manager and became assistant city manager in December 2019. She holds a master’s in public administration from Texas State University, has earned honors in the field of city management, and is a graduate and board member of Leadership San Marcos.

“Stephanie is exceptionally qualified for this position,” Lumbreras said in a statement. "I’m confident that the great city of San Marcos will be in good hands with such an invested leader.”

Lumbreras announced his intention to retire Sept. 8 in a letter to city staff.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Ms. Reyes in her new role starting Feb. 1,” Mayor Jane Hughson said.


The council also unanimously appointed current interim city clerk Tammy Cook to be named city clerk.
By Eric Weilbacher

Editor, New Braunfels and San Marcos/Buda/Kyle

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