Economic Development Director
Phone: (979) 265-2541
Fax: (979) 265-4551
Clute is chartered as a home rule city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council appoints a professional manager to administer City operations and to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the City. The City Council remains responsible for City legislation and policy making. In general, the job of the City Manager is to see that all laws and ordinances and all policy directives of the City Council are carried out.
Clute’s City Manager is responsible for all City operations, with the exception of the Clute Police Department. The Manager develops the annual budget and makes other recommendations to the City Council and advises the Council of the City’s current conditions and future needs.
The mission of the City Manager is to provide overall operational and financial management to the City, which includes goal setting for all departments, financial management, and communication to elected officals as well as the public. The City Manager sets overall operational and financial goals for the City, with direction from City Council, and establishes priorities. Our overall mission is to perform these tasks efficiently, accurately, and thoroughly, supporting all areas of the City, while using as little taxpayer funds as possible. We are dedicated to providing an effective and efficient city government which is open and responsive to the needs of the community and works for the benefit of all.