City Manager

City of Kyle Texas Official Website

Lanny Lambert

Lanny S. Lambert’s first job was as a water meter reader for the City of Abilene, Texas. “I met the City Manager of Abilene, saw what he did, and decided at that age, 16, to become a City Manager.” Lambert went to Abilene Christian University to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and attended Texas Tech University to obtain a Master’s of Public Administration. Lambert’s first City Manager job was as Assistant City Manager/ City Secretary for Littlefield, Texas. “ I was still going to Texas Tech and commuted from Littlefield to Lubbock to finish my degree. After graduation, I was hired by Junction, Texas to be their first City Administrator. With 19 employees, I ran the motorgrader, the garbage truck, and the dump truck when an employee called in sick or quit. I learned more there about true City Management than I could have ever learned in a larger city.!”


After Junction, Lambert has been a City Manager in 9 Texas Cities from Abilene to Brownsville, most recently prior to coming to Kyle as City Manager of Leon Valley, Texas a suburb of San Antonio. Lambert has managed from 19 employees, (Junction,) to 1100 employees, (Brownsville,) and from a 90 million dollar budget to a $350,000 budget. ( Leon Valley is a full service city and has 10,000 residents and a staff of 106 employees.)


Lambert’s wife, Debra, is a 3rd grade teacher in the Northside Independent School District of San Antonio and their three children range from 20 years of age to 26. (Two boys and a girl.)


“With 30 years experience in Management, and 37 years in City Government, I have the experience, knowledge, skills, and confidence to handle the challenges of Kyle, Texas. The City size, location, and opportunity for positive growth and development, make the position very attractive to my wife and I! I look forward to meeting the Community, the City Staff, and the City Council!”