City Administration

The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the City of Athens, providing professional management and leadership for all City operations.  Under the Council-Manager form of local government, the City Manager reports directly to and works in close partnership with the City Council to achieve the vision and strategic objectives of the City.  

The roles of the City Manager include:

  • Implementing the Council’s policy direction;
  • Advising the Council on all administrative matters;
  • Coordinating with other local, regional, and state entities;
  • Assisting the Council in the development of policies, goals, objectives; and informing the Council of important community issues.

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More Information

For more information, contact:

Gary Whittle
Interim City Manager

508 E. Tyler Street
Athens, TX 75751

903-675-5131
gwhittle@athenstx.gov