At the Dec. 8 Eagle Lake City Council meeting, City Administrator Melissa Landin was appointed as the city’s newest Town Manager.
A large amount of citizens were being in attendance for the conference, quite a few speaking in favor of Landin’s appointment and some carrying signals showing help for Landin outside of Town Hall.
In the Nov. 3 election, the majority of Eagle Lake voters cast ballots for a Chapter 25 City Manager Sort of Government, as opposed to the Chapter 22 Aldermanic Kind of Government.
With the election benefits, the city experienced 60 times to appoint a City Manager and set a income for the situation.
The vote to appoint Landin was unanimous, and the income was established for $80,000.
Landin was employed as the Metropolis Administrator for the Town of Eagle Lake in June of this yr. When unverified, it is very likely Landin is the to start with Hispanic Town Manager in the city’s historical past.
Landin is previous Metropolis Administrator and Utilities Director for the Metropolis of Falfurrias, about 78 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, and has expertise in governing administration, communications, public relations, promoting, tourism, very affordable housing, unexpected emergency administration and within the personal and non-revenue sectors.
“I look forward to positively contributing to the wonderful do the job the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and Metropolis Group are already carrying out,” Landin mentioned. “I consider local community engagement and producing powerful partnerships are similarly considerable to a city’s progress. We ought to all get the job done alongside one another to boost the city’s assets — from its normal methods to its historic characteristics.”
Although in Falfurrias, Landin managed a employees of additional than 50 workers together with these kinds of departments as Administration, Finance, Police, General public Performs, Utility Board (drinking water, sewer, fuel), Animal Manage, Code Enforcement, Streets, Parks, Municipal Court docket and the Municipal Golfing Class. In significantly less than 6 months, she started off a citywide mural beautification software with 4 murals accomplished. With no Chamber of Commerce in her metropolis, she absorbed those responsibilities doing work diligently to help and boost area organizations that resulted in important improves in product sales tax revenue to the town. She also voluntarily served as a liaison for the USDA serving to family members to apply for dwelling advancement grants.
Civic engagement is also important to Landin. She has beforehand served as a metropolis commissioner and volunteered in her group with unique companies — from teaching youth how to fish and advocating for healthier local community initiatives.
Landin also labored for a time in group journalism at the Brownsville Herald newspaper.
She retains a bachelor’s degree in company engineering with a target on communications from the College of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, and is currently doing work in the direction of her MBA. She is also a Licensed Community Manager, a nationwide certification for non-revenue govt administrators and town managers. The CPM Application falls beneath the Nationwide Licensed Public Manager Consortium.