The Bellaire City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Sharon Citino as the new city manager on July 11, following a nearly two-year office vacancy.

Citino previously worked for the city of Houston, operating as the Water Planning Director in the public works department in 2018.

Former City Manager Paul Hofmann stepped down from the role in August 2020, and since then the city of Bellaire has had two interim city managers.

Former Assistant City Manager Brant Gary filled the role of interim city manager between July 2020-December 2021.

Acting interim city manager, Fire Chief Deacon Tittle, will remain in the role till Sept. 16 to ease the transition as the city plans its fiscal year 2022-23 budget.

Citino's start date is set for Aug. 15.