The Brenham City Council has terminated the contract of City Manager James Fisher, effective immediately.
After three hours in executive session today (Thursday), the council voted 5-2 to terminate Fisher’s employment agreement with the city. Mayor Milton Tate and Councilmember Albert Wright voted against the action.
The council did not elaborate on the reason for the decision upon making its motion, which was made by Mayor Pro Tem Clint Kolby and seconded by Councilmember Adonna Saunders. When spoken to after the meeting, Mayor Tate declined comment.
Fisher’s contract was set to expire on January 10, 2022, after the council extended it for one year in October 2020.
Fisher was appointed as Brenham’s city manager in January 2018 to replace the retiring Terry Roberts, who served 17 years in the position. Fisher was city manager in Forney, Texas before arriving in Brenham.