Austin official tapped to become San Marcos city manager


Bert Lumbreras, who has served as an assistant city manager in Austin since 2006, is the lone finalist to become San Marcos city manager, the city announced Monday morning.

The move will be a homecoming of sorts for Lumbreras, who earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from what is now Texas State University.

“I have strong ties to San Marcos,” Lumbreras said in a statement, noting he started his government career as an intern at San Marcos City Hall. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to come full circle in my public service career in this leadership role and work with an active and vibrant community, a passionate City Council and a talented staff.”

Lumbreras was one of five finalists announced last month as possible successors to Jared Miller, who stepped down in January to become city manager of Amarillo.

Read the full story on mystatesman.com to find out why San Marcos officials picked Lumbreras and what his departure means for Austin City Hall.



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