City Manager’s Office

The City of Waco establishes and administers law through a council-manager form of government. Under the council-manager form, power is concentrated in the elected council, which hires a professional administrator to implement its policies. The council-manager form of government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council with the strong professional experience of an appointed local government administrator.

The City Manager is Dale Fisseler. He has the ultimate responsibility for the budget, day-to-day operations, personnel, and overseeing the following departments: General Administration, Budget/Internal Audit, Finance and Municipal Information.

Deputy City Manager

Wiley Stem III

Responsible for: Animal Services, Facilities, Fleet, Purchasing, Public Works, Solid Waste and Water Utiilities.  As well as the general daily operations of all other city departments.

Assistant City Managers

Jack Harper II

Responsible for: Budget, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internal Audit and Police

Cynthia Garcia

Responsible for: Convention and Visitors Services, Housing / Economic Development, Inspection / Code Enforcement, Planning, Waco Regional Airport

Deidra Emerson

Responsible for: Cameron Park Zoo, Health, Library, Parks and Recreation / Golf Course, Texas Ranger Museum, Waco Transit

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