City Manager

City Manager Jim Jeffers

Brief Biography

Jim Jeffers is serving his 10th year as City Manager for the City of Nacogdoches. As City Manager, Jeffers is responsible for the daily operations of the municipal organization. He manages a staff of approximately 320 employees and a budget of over $55,000,000. He was appointed City Manager in July 2003 by the Nacogdoches City Council. Prior to his appointment as Nacogdoches City Manager, Jeffers served as City Manager in Fritch, Texas, Portales, New Mexico and Plainview, Texas.

Jeffers has extensive experience in city finances, employee relations and strategic planning. He maintains an inclusive, entrepreneurial management style and has the proven ability to build strong teams from diverse groups, providing result-oriented actions.

Jeffers earned a Masters of Political Science and a Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration from West Texas A & M University.

Jim and his wife Gwendolyn have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

Council-Manager Government:

The City of Nacogdoches operates under the council-manager form of government. Under this system, the City Council appoints a City Manager who acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the government. In the Chief Executive capacity, the City Manager works with the Mayor and City Council, City Department Directors, and City staff to develop and implement policies guiding the City. This general function may take a number of forms including coordination of daily operations and long range development of the City; preparation of the annual budget; development and implementation of personnel regulations, financial and administrative policies; and other actions as required by the Mayor and City Council.

The City Attorney is also appointed by the City Council. All other officials and department heads are hired by and responsible to the City Manager. The City Manager’s office includes an Executive Assistant and Director of Communications.