City Management

CITY DEPARTMENT HEADS

The Council hires and oversees a management staff to enact the policies and enforce the laws within the City. The staff consists of the City Administrator, three Assistant City Administrators, City Attorney, City Secretary and other Department heads.
CITY DEPARTMENT HEADS
City Administrator - Gary Scott

Gary Scott (1)The City Administrator's Office handles the general administration of the City of Conroe and executes the policies and objectives of the City Council. The City Administrator is directly responsible to the Mayor and City Council and oversees the day-to-day operations of the City by coordinating all City departments activities and functions, including the development of the Strategic Plan. The City Administrator's Office also leads the financial and budget management process for the City.

Gary Scott was appointed by the City Council to the City Administrator position in January 2023.  Mr. Scott served as Assistant City Attorney from 2001-2021 and the City Attorney from 2021 until his appointment to City Administrator. Scott started his municipal career working for the cities of Abilene and Dallas. Scott graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1992 and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1996. Scott was raised in an Air Force family and graduated from Abilene High School in Abilene. He lives with his wife and children in The Woodlands.

City Attorney - Michael Garner (Interim)

Mike Garner 1X1 aThe Interim City Attorney, Michael Garner, provides legal counsel and advice to the Mayor, City Council, and all departments of the City of Conroe.

The City Attorney prosecutes all actions in the Municipal Court, represents the City in litigation, and is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and preparing contracts, resolutions, and ordinances. The City Attorney does not provide legal advice to the general public and inquiries regarding City business should ordinarily be directed to the responsible department. If your inquiry involves legal matters, the department will consult with the City Attorney to decide how to address your need.

The City Attorney’s Office is located on the 3rd floor of the Conroe Tower at 300 W. Davis. You may contact the office by phone at (936) 522-3030 or by mail at PO Box 3066 Conroe, Texas 77305.

City Secretary - Soco Gorjon

Conroe CC 2021 (71)gd - CopyThe City Secretary is appointed by the City Council.  To plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the City Secretary's Office, including serving as a liaison between the City Council and the public; to coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager. 

Asst. City Administrator | Director of Finance - Collin Boothe
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Under the direction of Collin Boothe, Assistant City Administrator/Director of Finance, the Finance and Administration Department provides leadership and support for the resolution of all financial matters of the City. The department provides management and supervision for the following divisions: General Finance, Budget, Accounting, Utility Billing, Facilities Management, Information Technology, Municipal Court, Downtown Development, and Visit Conroe (Convention & Visitors Bureau).

 

Asst. City Administrator | Director of Public Works - Norman McGuire
Conroe CC 2021 (100)gd - CopyUnder the direction of Norman McGuire, the Public Works Administration and Maintenance Department have the massive responsibility of maintaining the city's physical assets: streets, sidewalks, water systems, sewer systems, drainage facilities, traffic signals, and municipally owned buildings. The public works staff oversees the city's water production and monitors the water quality. It also operates a treatment plant that converts raw sewage into clean effluent before discharging it into the San Jacinto River. The Public Works Department comprises several smaller departments for one hundred ten employees.
Asst. City Administrator | Director of Comm. Development - Nancy Mikeska
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The City of Conroe’s Community Development Department (CDD) was created by the City Ordinance in 1974, and it has continued to play a vital role in stimulating growth and maintaining a quality living environment throughout the city since its inception. The CDD has many diverse community-related responsibilities and is guided by the Director of Community Development, Nancy S. Mikeska. The Department is located at 300 W. Davis, Suite 530, Conroe, TX 77301, on the 5th Floor of the Conroe Tower in Downtown Conroe.

Director of Parks and Recreation - Mike Riggens
Mike Riggins Website headshotDirector of Parks and Recreation Mike Riggens ensures that citizens have spaces to exercise, play, and engage in other activities that improve their quality of life. Mr. Riggens also oversees the budget and operations of the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Director of Human Resources - Andre Houser
Andre Houser SolidAndre Houser is the Director of the Human Resources department located at 300 West Davis on the first floor of the Conroe Tower building in downtown Conroe. Mr. Houser is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating human resources activities, policies, and programs for the City of Conroe and its employees.

Office hours are 7:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday.
Police Chief - Jeff Christy
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Chief Jeff Christy was appointed Chief in March of 2018.  Chief Christy oversees the direction of the Department with the assistance of Deputy Chiefs Lee Tipton and Jerry Abbott.  He has served the department since 1991, having risen from Patrolman ranks. He attained his bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University and is an FBI NA Class 251 graduate.

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Fire Chief - Ken Kreger
Fire_Chief-cropKen Kreger was hired by the City of Conroe in December 2005 as the Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator. He previously worked through the ranks in the Orange Fire Department as a Firefighter, Public Information Officer, Captain, Deputy Fire Chief, and Emergency Management Coordinator. He retired from Orange with over 20 years of experience.

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Executive Director of Economic Development - Danielle Scheiner
danielle-scheinerAs Executive Director of the Conroe Economic Development Council, Danielle is responsible for marketing Conroe to new and expanding businesses. In the last three years, she and her team have attracted 18 new projects to Conroe with an estimated $665 million in capital investment and the addition or retention of 1,486 jobs.