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Austin has gone by a number of names over the years. Early on we were “Waterloo.” In recent years we’ve become known as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” And many of us want to be known for our efforts to “Keep Austin Weird.”

As City Manager of this truly unique municipality, it’s my hope that Austin adds another nickname to this list. I want our City to be known as the Best-Managed City in the Country.
What does that mean? For me, being the Best-Managed City is about innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial best practices. These efforts foster efficient, cost-effective and ethical government services that maintain Austin’s prosperity, sustainability and safety.

City staff is in the process of further defining this goal, using guidance from Austin residents and our City Council.

On this site you can find more information about the work the City staff I do every day for Austin. If you want to learn more about what motivates and inspires us, start with our Vision and Values or our Initiatives. If you want to learn what makes us tick, view our budget resources or our Agenda Office page. Just want to get to know me and my staff more? Check out the Biographies of my leadership team.

Thanks for visiting and please let me know what you think.