As per the Home Rule Charter, adopted by the citizens of Fredericksburg in 1991, the City Council appoints a city manager, who is the chief administrative officer of the city and is responsible to the City Council for the administration of all the affairs of the city.
Kent Myers was born in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles and grew up in Fort Worth.
He holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Myers has over 40 years of city management experience including serving for seven years as the first City Manager of Converse, Texas. He also served as the City Manager in Casa Grande, Arizona. In addition, he served as the City Manager in Hot Springs Arkansas for 14 years and Port Angeles, Washington for three and a half years. Mr. Myers began his current employment as City Manager in Fredericksburg in May, 2012.
Mr. Myers has a history of active involvement in a number of civic and professional organizations including Rotary Club, Chambers of Commerce, State Municipal Leagues, and the International City Management Association. He is the past president of the Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) and currently serves on the TPPA Executive Committee. He is also the Manager in Residence (MIR) at UTSA. In 2020, Mr. Myers received the TCMA Mentoring Award.
He is married to Dianne and together they have three sons, one grandson, and one granddaughter. They enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking and biking.