Piney Point Village, Texas is a quiet, upscale residential community located approximately 10 miles west of downtown Houston. Nestled in the trees off Interstate 10, the city is an idyllic oasis for those who work in the Houston Metro Area but want to raise their family away from the hustle and bustle of big city life while still remaining close enough to enjoy all the benefits. Piney Point Village has a population of approx. 3,300 and covers 2.1 square miles and is one of the wealthiest locations in Texas by per capita income. Home to many corporate executives and professional athletes, Piney Point Village is one of three cities that are part of a larger community known as Memorial Villages, to include Bunker Hill Village and Hunters Creek. The Villages are almost entirely residential and operate autonomously of Houston.
Piney Point Village is a General Law Type A city, but it functions as a City Manager/Council form of government. The City Council consists of the mayor and five City Alderman, all elected at large and serving staggering two-year terms, which are volunteer positions. The City has eight employees and a $7.5 million annual budget. The ad valorem tax rate is $0.255 per $100 of valuation. Municipal services provided by the City include municipal court, building, planning/development services, sanitation, recycling, and an urban forestry program. Property tax is the City’s largest revenue source.
The Mayor and City Council are seeking a dynamic and innovative “community steward” to serve as their next City Administrator. This highly engaging and inclusive public servant shall strive to ensure that Piney Point Village remains one of the truly elite and uniquely livable communities within the Houston Metro area. The City Council desires a City Administrator with demonstrated finance, accounting, and budget skills who is fiscally responsible and recognizes the importance of being entrusted with the use of public funds. Experience overseeing public works and engineering projects is also desirable.
The new City Administrator shall be a collaborative, respectful, transparent, and engaging leader, with a strong commitment to the Piney Point community. The ideal candidate must possess exceptional analytical and communication skills to make financially and ethically sound decisions ensuring the City’s funding, stability and sustainability for existing and long-term services, facilities, and infrastructure needs. This highly collaborative leader shall have strong interpersonal skills to bring credibility to the role and have the ability to quickly establish mutual respect and trust with engaged Mayor and Council, staff, community partners and residents.
A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. A master’s degree is preferred. The selected candidate must have 10 or more years of relevant experience in municipal government operations, including three years of executive management and administration experience at the director/department head level or above. Prior experience as a city manager, deputy city manager or assistant city manager with communities of similar quality of life is ideal, but not required.