Sierra Martin | Managing Editor
SAN MARCOS – On September 8, 2021, San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras announced his retirement and leave effective January 31, 2022. Lumbreras formally notified members of the San Marcos City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Lumbreras has served as the San Marcos City Manager since August 2017 but has worked in city management for forty years.
Previously, he served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Waco and as City Manager in the cities of Uvalde, Alamo, Floresville, and Dilley.
According to the letter announcing his leave sent to the San Marcos mayor and city council, Lumbreras is proud of what he has accomplished in such a short amount of time working for the city.
“It certainly has not been easy but even when tested in every case, our staff has more than risen to the challenge and that is all I have asked,” Lumbreras wrote.
Some of the initiatives he cites his team as accomplishing while the city manager include approving $32 million in bond projects, adopting multiple master plans for the city and fostering economic development.
Lumbreras holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University and is has earned the designation of Credentialed Manager from the International City/County Management Association.
“I chose city management in my freshman year of college with the intention of making a difference,” said Lumbreras. “It is only befitting I finish out my career 40 years later in a city we have loved for many years and the home of my alma mater.”
In their upcoming regular meeting scheduled for September 21, Council will discuss moving forward with the search process for a new city manager.
For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at 512.393.8101.Letter_from_City_Manager_Lumbreras_Regarding_Retirement_Announcement