The search for a new city manager is underway for the city of Fulshear.

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Former Fulshear City Manager Jack Harper was relieved from his position after a unanimous vote from City Council at a Feb. 12 special meeting, Community Impact reported.

Harper’s removal was based on complaints, though the city declined to comment on the specifics of the complaints. He had served as city manager since his appointment in April 2018.

With the absence of a city manager, Assistant City Manager Zach Goodlander will act as interim city manager, according to a Feb. 13 news release from the city.

The action taken

During a Feb. 20 City Council meeting, the council discussed the selection of a search firm selection committee and concluded that the committee would be a five-person search committee.

The committee will be composed of two council members and three city staff members, including:
  • Christina Baron, District 3 council member
  • Kristi Brashear, human resources director
  • Josh Brothers, planning director
  • Joel Patterson, mayor pro-tem, District 4 council member
  • Erin Tureau, director of finance
What’s next

The city is accepting applications for interested executive search firms to help fill the city manager position; the deadline for all applications is March 7, Fulshear Mayor Aaron Groff said. Following the closing of the application, the search firm selection committee will meet during the week of March 11-15 to choose a recommendation, which will be presented at the March 19 council meeting.

Upon the approval of a search firm, the firm will independently collect applicants for the city manager position, which will be reviewed by City Council.