James Fisher (R) is greeted by current City Manager Terry Roberts.


James Fisher of Forney Texas was the choice of the City Council to become Brenham’s next City Manager.  Council voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to hire Fisher.  His first day as City Manager will be January 11th.  Fisher will be replacing current City Manager Terry Roberts, who has served in that position for the past 17 years.

Fisher says he is excited about coming to Brenham:

James Fisher has served in municipal management for the past 28 years.  He began career in Castroville Texas in 1995 serving as City Administrator.  He also served as City Administrator in the Austin suburb of Bee Cave from 1998 to 2008.  He served as City Manager of the Dallas metroplex city of Murphy for 8 years.  He most recently served as City Manager in the city of Forney Texas.

When asked if he considered himself pro-business or pro-resident, Fisher replied this way:

Brenham Mayor said that it was a tough choice to make, with all of the finalists being strong candidates.  He commended the council for the multiple interviews and discussions in making their decision.  Tate said that it was their consensus that Fisher was the best fit for both the city organization and the community.

Fisher will begin his duties as City Manager January 11th.  He said his wife Christi Beth and son Daniel, who is a senior in High School will remain in Forney until the school year ends.  They plan on joining him here in Brenham in the summer.

James Fisher (L) talks with Assistant City Manager and Lowell Ogle while the council is in executive session.

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