Following an extensive search for the best candidate to lead the City of Schertz forward, Schertz City Council has appointed Steve Williams as City Manager. The announcement and unanimous vote occurred following the council’s Closed Session at the November 1 City Council meeting. Williams is scheduled to report to work in Schertz on December 01, 2022, following current City Manager Dr. Mark Browne’s retirement in November.
“I am looking forward to having Steve Williams join us as our new City Manager. His demonstrated leadership in the cities of Conroe and Flower Mound made him the best candidate for our city. The Council and I have full confidence that he will successfully manage our city as we continue to grow and prosper well into the foreseeable future,” commented Schertz Mayor, Ralph Gutierrez.
Williams began his career in municipal government with the City of Dallas in 1996 before he joined the City of Flower Mound in 1999 as the Director of Budget & Research. Most recently he led the City of Conroe as Assistant City Administrator/Chief Financial Officer for the past 17 years. He holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Williams has served in key leadership positions with various organizations including the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the US and Canada (Executive Board Member), GFOA Texas (President), Texas City Managers Association, and many others.
Williams commented, “It’s an honor to be selected as Schertz’s new city manager and I’m grateful for the Mayor and City Council's confidence. I’m truly excited to be moving to one of the state’s premier communities, while also having the opportunity to lead such a talented and accomplished staff. Schertz is poised to experience dramatic growth in the coming years and I’m confident that our team is up to the challenge of building and maintaining a livable, sustainable, and financially sound community while providing the highest quality services for our residents and businesses.”