City Manager's Office
Steve Parker, City Manager
The City of Seguin operates under the council-manager form of government. As designated by the City Charter, the City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the city. Steve Parker has served as Seguin City Manager since January 2020.
Mr. Parker is responsible for managing and leading the day-to-day operations of city departments and staff, coordinates the official business of the City Council, submits and administers the annual budget and capital improvement programs, and acts as a liaison among the City Council, citizens, and the City organization.
Mr. Parker earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, the International City Manager’s Association, Texas City Manager’s Association and served on the Alliance Regional Water Authority Board of Directors. He previously served as Assistant City Manager for the City of San Marcos.
Rick Cortes, Deputy City Manager
Rick Cortes has served as Seguin's Deputy City Manager for the last 16 years. In his role, Mr. Cortes oversees the city's Electric, Water & Wastewater Utilities, as well as Capital Projects/Engineering, Planning & Codes, Main Street/CVB, Facilities, Parks & Recreation, and Golf.
A native of San Antonio, Mr. Cortes earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master of Science Degree in Public Institutional Administration, both from St. Mary's University. He previously served as City Manager for the Cities of Donna, Kirby, and Leon Valley.