Managers in Residence and Mentors

The MIR Manual breaks down everything there is to know about the Manager and Residence Program. In brief, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the college student and practitioner. The purpose of the program is to aide city managers and college professors in ushering the next generation of municipal leadership.


City Managers of tomorrow are encouraged to have a mentor. Mentor can assist with career advise, help develop knowledge and skills, and serve as a valuable resource. Even though many mentoring opportunities happen organically, if you are seeking a mentor, those serving as Managers in Residence is a good place to begin. A list is provided for you to begin connecting today. 

You can also get connected with the 1-1 Coaching program through ICMA.

Managers in Residence

University  Name, Title, City Email
Sam Houston State
Brant Gary, Assistant City Manager, Fulshear Email Brant Gary
St. Mary's University
David Harris, City Administrator, Balcones Heights
Scott Wayman, City Manager, Live Oak
Stephen F. Austin State University
David Moss, City Manager, Southside Place
Texas A&M University 
Paul Virgadamo, City Administrator, Conroe  
Hugh Walker, Deputy City Manager, Bryan 
Texas Southern University Anthony Snipes, City Manager, Missouri City
Corby Alexander, City Manager, La Porte
Junru Roland, City Manager, Alvin
Email Anthony Snipes
Email Corby Alexander
Email Junru Roland
Texas State Univeristy
James Earp, Assistant City Manager, Kyle 
Kenneth Williams, City Manager, Buda  
Texas Tech University
Jack Harper, City Manager, Fulshear 
Elena Quintanilla, City Manager, Ransom Canyon 
Suzette Williams, City Administrator, Idalou  
University of Houston
Austin Bleess, City Manager, Jersey Village 
Julie Robinson, City Administrator, Spring Valley Village  
University of North Texas
John Cabrales, City Manager, Lake Dallas  
Drew Corn, Town Administrator, Northlake  
University of Texas - San Antonio
Kelly Kuenstler, City Manager, Leon Valley  
Kent Myers, City Manager, Fredericksburg  
Erik J. Walsh, City Manager, San Antonio
University of Texas - Arlington
Ryan Adams, Deputy Director of Public Affairs/IGR, Denton  
Opal D. Mauldin-Jones, City Manager, Lancaster 
University of Texas - Dallas
Julie Couch, Town Manager, Fairview 
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Jeff Johnston, Assistant City Manager, McAllen  
Michelle Rivera, Assistant City Manager, McAllen  
University of Texas - Tyler
Ed Broussard, City Manager, Tyler