City Manager

Kyle City Manager Scott Sellers

Scott Sellers                       

City Manager                       


Appointed by the Kyle City Council, the city manager is the chief administrative officer for the City. The manager is responsible for achieving the goals and implementing the policies of the City Council, which emphasize community, service and fiscal responsibility. The manager works closely with the City Council on identifying priorities of our residents, businesses and visitors. The manager, along with city management staff, provides professional leadership and direction for the day to day operations of this dynamic full-service city.

Scott Sellers became the city manager for the City of Kyle in January 2015.  Prior to coming to Kyle, he served as city manager for the City of Kilgore from October 2011 through December 2014. He was the assistant city manager (August 2008 - June 2010) and acting city manager (June 2010 - October 2011) for the City of Montrose, Colorado.

Mr. Sellers attended Brigham Young University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in December 2002. He went on to complete a Masters of Public Administration – City Management in April 2006. Sellers is also an International City Manager’s Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager and a Certified Public Manager. He is active in the Texas City Management Association, International City Management Association, and various community and civic organizations.

Scott and his wife Amy have eight children. He enjoys many outdoor activities, including mountain biking, four-wheeling, skiing, snowmobiling, mountain climbing, canoeing, kayaking, etc. He was a certified ropes course facilitator where he taught team building and rock climbing. He also spent two years in Peru as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Among many other accomplishments, during his tenure in Kyle Mr. Sellers has:

  • Negotiated the retention of RSI to retain 50 jobs and add another 82 jobs.
  • Negotiated the development of ALSCO, a commercial linen company, that will bring over 200 jobs to Kyle. Mr. Sellers also initiated a Texas Capital Fund grant of almost $1 million for this project for the construction of the Bunton Creek Wastewater Interceptor.
  • Developed a plan to fund the $17 million expansion of Kyle's wastewater treatment plant without increasing debt or raising utility rates. Almost half of the cost recovery is derived from a plan developed by Mr. Sellers that places the burden of large infrastructure projects on out-of-city residential developments.
  • Engaged in a hotel study and marketed its results to attract two additional hotels to Kyle, with several more hotels in the planning phase.
  • Negotiated a variety of residential developments, including Cypress Forest, Anthem, Pecan Woods, Blanco River Ranch, Woodlands Park Phase III, Oaks of Kyle, Kyle Vista Apartments, Crosswinds, Hays Commerce Center, Plum Creek Phase II, Hays Junction, Fairway Landings, and Stagecoach Forest.
  • Issued entire road bond package at once, saving the city millions of dollars; then worked with Finance and Engineering to close the cost gap to stay within engineering estimates
  • Worked to improve the City's relationship with the Greater San Marcos Partnership, and gained the city three seats on the board of directors.
  • Assisted in the development of the Transportation Master Plan, Wastewater Master Plan, Water Master Plan, Pavement Condition Assessment and is currently working on developing a Stormwater Master Plan to develop an accurate long-term Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Orchestrated the largest annexation in the city's history, annexing over 10 square miles for residential and commercial development, as well as open space preservation.
  • Oversaw the disaster recovery from the Halloween 2015 flood event, and created a Stormwater Drainage and Flood Risk Mitigation Utility to minimize the impact of future flooding events.
  • Resolved multiple lawsuits against the city, saving millions of dollars.
  • Created the east branch library at Lehman High School.
  • Brought APPA Aguilas soccer club to Kyle, the Central Texas Lobos semi-pro soccer team, the Kyle Stallions basketball team, the Kyle Kangaroos collegiate league baseball team, and is working on attracting other sporting entities to the community.
  • Created the Kyle Beautification Plan and implemented adopt-a-street litter pickup and right of way maintenance.
  • Negotiated a successful resolution to the Kyle Truck Stop proposal.