After executive session the City Council approved a contract for Edward Broussard to be Tyler’s next City Manager effective Feb. 9, 2015.
“The entire City Council has been extremely involved in the decision,” said Mayor Martin Heines.  “We feel confident that we have hired the candidate to meet the unique demands of managing the City of Tyler.”
Edward Broussard is a credentialed manager with the International City/County Management Association and has more than 19 years of local government experience and most recently served as the City Manager of Missouri City, Texas.  He served as City Manager of Hutto, Texas from 2005-2011, City Manager of Navasota, Texas from 2001-2005, Assistant City Manager of Woodway, Texas from 2000 to 2001, Assistant to the City Manager of College Station, Texas from 1997 to 2000, and as a Management Assistant for the Lubbock City-County Library from 1996 to 1997. Broussard also served as an administrative intern for the City of Lubbock Human Resources Department from 1995 to 1996.
He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University.
“I am delighted for Mr. Broussard on his appointment as Tyler City Manager,” said Heines. “I look forward to working with him as we continue to our quest to be the standard for performance excellence in local government.”
Broussard counts among his achievements working with citizens, city council and city staff on such issues as strategic planning, mixed-use development, other economic development projects, new facilities, neighborhood integrity, beautification improvements, capital projects and land-use planning.
Broussard is active in state and international city management associations. He was Region 7 president in 2007 for the Texas City Management Association, served on that organization’s Board of Directors from 2009 -2011 and was named TCMA’s 2011 Administrator of the Year. Broussard also is a credentialed manager with the International City/County Management Association.
The contract approved by Council provides for an annual base salary of $190,000, as well as authorization for additional health benefits.
Strategic Government Resources (SGR) conducted and managed the employment search. SGR is an executive search firm, based in Keller, Texas, specializing in recruiting, assessing, and developing, innovative, collaborative, and authentic leaders for local governments.
The recruitment began in September following the departure of then-City Manager Mark McDaniel who accepted a position with the City of Dallas. Susan Guthrie has been fulfilling the role of Interim City Manager until a replacement could be hired.