City Manager Dr. Mark Browne has announced that he is retiring from the City of Schertz, with his last day of duty on November 23, 2022. The Schertz City Council formally accepted Browne’s retirement letter at the March 22 City Council meeting.
Mayor Gutierrez commented, “I want to sincerely express my gratitude to Mark Browne for his service to the City of Schertz as our city manager. His dedication and passion have been evident in everything he has done. I wish him and his family the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
Mark Browne’s career in government spans over 40 years, including over 26 years in the Air Force, and come June, 17 years in municipal government. For the past three years, he has faithfully served as the City Manager for Schertz. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the City Manager of the City of Schertz. I have enjoyed providing quality public service to the community and am gratified by the many accomplishments made by everyone,” commented Browne.
During Browne’s time in Schertz, he has overseen the construction and opening of Fire Station 3, the renovation and opening of a new state of the art fleet facility, increases in staff wages, and perhaps most notably he led the team through unprecedented challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and winter storm Uri. “I am especially indebted to the wonderful staff who work so hard each day to carry out the City’s mission and to them, I owe a huge thank you for their tremendous efforts,” said Browne. “Working together we have made Schertz a better place and I wish staff great success in the future.”
“I would also like to thank the City Council for their support and guidance as we have gone through a period of dramatic change with the pandemic. I thank them for their service and appreciate all they do for the community,” commented Browne.
Browne has served as Schertz City Manager since January of 2019. Prior to his time in Schertz, he served 7.5 years as City Manager of Alamo Heights and 6 years as City Manager in Terrell Hills.