City Departments

The City of Athens delivers a full spectrum of municipal services to its residents, businesses and visitors.  To learn more about these services, please visit the “Residents” menu.  

The City is comprised of ten (10) operational departments.  

City Manager’s Office

  • Services:  Leadership and management of all city operations
  • Department Leadership:  Gary Whittle, Interim City Manager 
  • Contact Phone: (903) 675-5131
  • Contact Email: gwhittle@athenstx.gov

City Secretary’s Office

Police Department

  • Services:  Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Animal Control
  • Department Leadership:  Michael D. Hill, Jr., Chief of Police
  • Contact Phone:  (903) 675-5454 
  • Contact Email:  police@athenstx.gov

Fire Department

  • Services:  Fire Suppression and Rescue, Fire Prevention, and Emergency Management
  • Department Leadership:  John McQueary, Fire Chief 
  • Contact Phone:  (903) 677-6636
  • Contact Email:  fire@athenstx.gov

Public Services

  • Services:  Solid Waste and Recycling, Technology, Intergovernmental Relations, Utility Billing
  • Department Leadership:  Ryan Adams, Managing Director of Public Services 
  • Contact Phone:  (903) 675-5131
  • Contact Email:  info@athenstx.gov

Community Services

  • Services:  Streets and Drainage, Parks, Culture, and Airport Management
  • Department Leadership:  Thanasis Kombos, Assistant City Manager 
  • Contact Phone:  (903) 675-5131
  • Contact Email:   info@athenstx.gov

Development Services

Finance

  • Services:  Budget and Finance, Audits, Municipal Court
  • Department Leadership:  Marty Coursey, Finance Director 
  • Contact Phone:  (903) 675-5131
  • Contact Email:  info@athenstx.gov

Human Resources

  • Services:  Recruitment, Civil Service, Risk Management, and Employee Relations
  • Department Leadership:  Jennifer Robertson, Human Resources Director 
  • Contact Phone:  (903) 675-5131
  • Contact Email:  humanresources@athenstx.gov

Utilities

  • Services:  Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Collection, and Wastewater Treatment
  • Department Leadership:  Randy Williams, Utilities Director
  • Contact Phone:  (903) 675-5131
  • Contact Email:  utilities@athenstx.gov