Esquivel was named assistant city manager in April 2018, before which he served as public works director for the city since 2015.
Kent Clingerman with Harris County Precinct 4's Community Assistance Department read a letter to council on behalf of Commissioner Jack Cagle congratulating Esquivel's promotion.
"It is my pleasure to recognize you for your promotion to city manager of Tomball, Texas," he said. "Your tireless efforts and critical expertise in your field are to be commended."
Tomball Community Development Director Craig Meyers, who is leaving his position, was also recognized during the July 19 meeting for eight years with the city.
"Thank you for everything you've done," Esquivel said. "We're going to miss you."