San Marcos City Council members voted unanimously with Councilmember Saul Gonzales absent during Tuesday’s City Council meeting to name Stephanie Reyes the next City Manager of the City of San Marcos.
Reyes, a San Marcos native, has been serving as the Interim City Manager since February 1, 2022, after the retirement of previous City Manager Bert Lumbreras. Reyes will begin her official role as City Manager effective Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
“Stephanie’s work as Interim City Manager over the last year has shown the value she offers to the City of San Marcos and has proven her continued dedication to this community,” said San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson. “I am confident she is the right person to oversee the City of San Marcos organization and that her leadership will continue to have a positive impact on our community for years to come.”
Reyes has served the City of San Marcos in various capacities over the past 22 years. She was named an Assistant City Manager in December 2019. Prior to taking on that role, she served as Chief of Staff, Assistant Director of Human Resources and Assistant to the City Manager. Her career has included extensive community involvement with local organizations. She is a Leadership San Marcos (LSM) graduate and has served as a board member for both LSM and Community Action. Reyes has been recognized for her 20 years of service by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Texas City Management Association (TCMA).
“I am honored that the City Council has asked me to lead this incredible organization,” said San Marcos City Manager Stephanie Reyes. “I appreciate everyone’s patience as I contemplated taking on this new role. San Marcos is my home. I am deeply invested in being a part of our bright future working alongside the City Council, talented City team and our beloved community. We are at a critical juncture to shape our City for future generations to come. I’m looking forward to continuing the progress we’ve seen in the past year as we prioritize improving communication and collaboration between our organization and the community we serve.”
Reyes holds a Masters of Public Administration from Texas State University, is a graduate of the Leadership ICMA program and is also a San Marcos High School alumna. Reyes has been married to her husband Andrew for 14 years and they have four children: DrewAnn, Anna, Andrés and Gabriela.
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