City Manager

Bert Lumbreras has almost 36 years of local government experience in executive management positions and has served as the City Manager in San Marcos since August 2017.  Prior to his current leadership role, Bert was an Assistant City Manager for the City of Austin for eleven years.  He also served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Waco and as City Manager in the cities of Uvalde, Alamo, Floresville, and Dilley.  Bert currently serves as the International City/County Management Association Mountain Plains Vice President and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Texas City Management Association from 2010-2014, including President in 2012. Bert has a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a concentration in public administration, from Southwest Texas State University.  Bert is married to his wife of 34 years, Elvia, a former Elementary teacher and lifelong educator.  They have three children and two grandchildren.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager’s office is responsible for the administration of the City of San Marcos organization including implementing the annual budget, City policies, and City Council programs.  Administrative staff provides assistance to elected officials, City departments and the community while serving as a liaison to citizens, businesses, other agencies, and economic development prospects.  

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