City Manager

Overview

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is the chief executive officer of the City. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative and professional support to the City Council
  • Implementing the policies and ordinances adopted by the City Council
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the City government including overseeing an annual budget of approximately $6.3 million
  • Communicating the City's vision and mission to all employees and providing leadership in the administration of the City's programs and services
  • The Manager's staff also provides administrative support the City's Economic Development Corporation and Community Development Corporation

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About the City Manager

Mr. Proce comes to Anna with over 35 years of experience in city management, with a strong background in planning and development, construction management, public works, utilities, emergency management and preparedness, innovation and more. His vast experiences in each of these areas will be an amazing asset to our great City, as we are on the verge of explosive growth and postured for a great future.

Jim is an International City Management Association Credentialed Manager, an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Leadership Fellow, has numerous certifications from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. He has been an APWA Accreditation Site evaluator having led multiple agency accreditation efforts for agencies he has served.

Prior to coming to Anna, Jim had previously worked as an independent municipal consultant, a Director of Business Development and Strategy for the Bowman Consulting Group, a national civil engineering firm, where he has been working on development and engineering projects in Texas and Florida. He has previously served as an assistant city manager in Texas, a public works director in Texas and Florida, a transportation manager, and a vice-president of a regional water control district. He started his career in engineering and public works, working his way through most every position in the profession.

Jim currently serves APWA on the National Leadership and Management Committee and sits on the North Central Texas TPWA Board of Directors as the Vice President. He is an adjunct instructor for the Certified Public Managers program at Texas State University and is the 2016 APWA Top Ten Public Works Leader Award winner and the 2011 APWA Community Involvement Award winner.

He has previously served on several on committees for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, on the Public Works Council, the Public Works Emergency Response Team and the Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee. Additionally, he has served nationally on the FEMA Interdisciplinary Collaboration Working Group for the National Advisory Council.

He is a graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives of State & Local Government program and has an MBA from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and a BS from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Jim currently resides in Anna, Texas, with his wife, Irene, and 2 children, Gabriela, a civil engineer and Joseph, a student at the University of North Texas.