Odessa City Council and T2 Professional Consulting Held 1st Benchmark Meeting for New City Manage

Odessa, Texas/March 16, 2023-On Tuesday, March 14th, the Odessa City Council held their first Benchmark meeting with Mica Lunt representing T2 Professional Consulting LLC, brainstorming and formatting the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the office of the Odessa City Manager. 

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

The council came up with a list of concepts they want to see in a city manager. Some of those ideas are integrity, communication, Leadership, knowing how to develop budgets and understanding finance. 

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

City Councilman, District 2 Steve Thompson emphasized the importance that the city manager follows the City Charter. Other discussions included what type of degree should the City Manager have, either a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or a Bachelor’s Degree or just experience working within the city organization. 

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

The City Council wants to be somewhat broad in the qualifications of the City Manager position in attracting applicants. Currently, the City Council plans to focus on applicants statewide only. The final Benchmark meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21st at 3pm at the Council chambers. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Author: Danny Barrera

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