Sealy, Texas, is strategically located at the intersections of Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 90, State Highway 36, and mainlines for BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad. As the economic hub of beautiful Austin County, Sealy’s prime location, just 50 miles west of downtown Houston, offers more than 6,500 residents quick access to major metropolitan areas, key transportation corridors, quality educational opportunities, and a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere. The City is governed by a home rule charter with a council–manager form of government. The City Council, comprised of the Mayor and six City Council Members, appoints a professional City Manager to administer and coordinate municipal operations and programs.
The City Council seeks a seasoned, energetic, and passionate public servant to become Sealy’s next City Manager. The ideal candidate will be a visionary but grounded leader with significant knowledge and experience in economic development and growth management. As Sealy anticipates continued population and commercial growth, the City Manager must be able to form a cohesive team and foster positive relationships with residents to position the City to meet the service demands that will be created. It will be important for the new City Manager to have demonstrated experience in strategic planning, public finance, and intergovernmental relations. Experience in growth management will be crucial to the City’s success in managing urban sprawl as it reaches Sealy. The selected candidate will focus on encouraging and facilitating housing construction, revitalizing the downtown area, and growing the local economy.
It will be essential for the new City Manager to have a clear understanding of municipal operations and a proven ability to successfully manage a complex full-service city. This position requires experience in grant writing, as well as a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in government, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. The selected candidate should have a minimum of five years of local government experience in a city of similar or larger size or assistant city manager experience in a larger city. Military experience in a command position will also be considered.
SGR exists to help local governments be more successful by Recruiting, Assessing, and Developing Innovative, Collaborative, Authentic Leaders. SGR provides a comprehensive scope of executive recruitment services. Each executive recruitment is tailored to meet the client's specific needs, providing a high degree of personal attention to each search conducted. Our role is to find the person who is t...he very best possible match for your organization. SGR devotes tremendous energy to understanding your organization's unique culture, environment, and local issues to ensure a great "fit" with regard to values, philosophy, and management style.