The city of Buda announced Nov. 28 the hiring of Wendy L. Smith as the new assistant city manager.

Smith has more than 25 years of experience in city management and has managed a range of disciplines that will lend in her role overseeing the Buda Development Services and Public Works departments. She will also manage capital projects and more.

"We are so pleased to have Wendy join Buda's team. She brings a wealth of experience, and we know that she will hit the ground running," City Manager Micah Grau said in a statement.

Smith assumed her role Nov. 28.

“The city of Buda is a great place to be, and this is a great time to be able to contribute to the success of this fast-growing community,” Smith said in the statement.