Carolyn Miller is extending her time serving as Brenham’s city manager.
The City of Brenham announced in a release today (Friday) that Miller has agreed to remain in her current position until 2025, at the request of Mayor Atwood Kenjura and the city council. Miller was set to retire effective next month.
Miller said she is “deeply committed” to the success of the city, to its residents and to the city’s employees. She said, “I believe that continuity in leadership is vital during times of significant change. With the various projects and key personnel transitions underway, I feel it is in the best interest of the community to ensure a smooth and coordinated transition.”
The city currently has several major projects underway in the early stages, including plans to expand the water treatment plant, add groundwater wells and build a second fire station. On top of this, the city has many leadership positions to address, following the departure of former Fire Chief Roger Williams, the retirement of Assistant Fire Chief Brian Scheffer and the incoming retirement of Police Chief Ron Parker in March.
According to City of Brenham Communications Manager Melinda Gordon, Miller’s time as city manager is tentatively set to continue until August 2025, coinciding with the targeted completion of the second fire station.
Mayor Kenjura said Miller’s extended time will “provide stability and leadership during a period marked by significant transitions within the city and the leadership team.”
Full press release from City of Brenham below:
In a significant announcement today, the City of Brenham revealed that Carolyn Miller will continue to serve as City Manager. Mayor Kenjura stated, “Her extended time will provide stability and leadership during a period marked by significant transitions within the City and the leadership team. The Council and I are grateful she has agreed to continue a little longer.”
With several crucial initiatives actively underway, Miller expressed her commitment to ensuring the seamless progression of these projects. At the request of Mayor Kenjura and the City Council, Miller has graciously agreed to remain in the position until 2025. "I am deeply committed to the success of our City, to our residents, to City employees, and I believe that continuity in leadership is vital during times of significant change. With the various projects and key personnel transitions underway, I feel it is in the best interest of the community to ensure a smooth and coordinated transition," stated Miller.
Miller’s vision includes leaving the City well-positioned for a seamless transition to a new city manager, supported by a strong, transitioned leadership team that ensures success for years to come. The Mayor and the City Council express their gratitude for Miller’s commitment and look forward to working together toward overall succession planning, finalizing major projects, and achieving the City’s goals.