Steve Parker Selected as Seguin's New City Manager
SEGUIN, Texas – After a 5-month search to find the City’s next top administrator, the Seguin City Council has extended Steve Parker an offer to become the new City Manager.
Council Members will officially vote on Parker’s appointment at the next City Council meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 29th.
The search began this spring, shortly after City Manager Doug Faseler announced his plans to retire in January 2020.
The position garnered nearly 40 applicants, and City Council narrowed the list to 3 finalists in late September.
“After reviewing approximately 40 applicants for the job, Steve Parker immediately rose to the top,” said Mayor Don Keil. “Along with his proven expertise in managing all aspects of city management, he has an enthusiasm and a personality that will go well with the rapid growth and development of our city.”
“We received a literal stack of positive letters of recommendation from city officials and citizens of San Marcos, and most of them said they would be very sad to see him go,” Keil stated. “He is from this area, so he firmly understands our local culture and attitudes. I and the city council are excited to welcome Steve to Seguin, and know the city will be in good hands as we enter a new era together.”
Parker, who currently serves as Assistant City Manager in San Marcos, will be responsible for executing the policies and objectives of the city council. He will report directly to the council, overseeing the daily operations of the city and managing all city departments and staff operations.
His first day on the job will be January 6, 2020.
Parker’s career in City government spans 12 years. All of his municipal experience has been with the City of San Marcos, where his tenure began in 2007 as Assistant Director of Finance, was promoted to Director of Finance in 2008 and became Assistant City Manager/CFO in 2012. He also has 10 years of previous experience in governmental consulting, having worked for Maximus, Inc. and Matrix Consulting Group.
“I am honored to be selected to serve as City Manager of Seguin and look forward to joining their amazing team,” said Parker. “Together, with the dedicated staff and proud community, we will focus on core services and economic development to continue to make Seguin a great place to live, work, prosper and visit. I look forward to creating something special here, and my family and I are excited to call Seguin our new home,” he said.
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 and his wife, Wendy, have been married for 10 years and they have 4 children - Hayden Starr, Hannah Locklear, Gage Parker and Madison Parker.