City of Hutto Executive Team

Edena Atmore, CPA, CPM, CGFO, CPFO, CGMA 
Assistant City Manager
Edena Atmore

Edena Atmore assists the City Manager with overall governance by providing strategic guidance and leadership for the financial stewardship and development infrastructure functions of the City. Edena oversees the financial operations as well as the public works, engineering, utility services and development services functions. Edena joins the City with more than 30 years of financial, accounting, and managerial experience. Edena's accomplishments include being awarded the Traditional Finances and DebtTransparency Star by the Texas State Comptroller when she served in Missouri City. Edena also upgraded the City's credit ratings in both Missouri City and the City of DeSoto.


Cara Hanna, JD
Assistant City Manager

Cara HannaCara Hanna assists the City Manager with overall governance by providing strategic guidance and leadership for the safety compliance and regulatory functions of the City. Cara oversees the City Secretary, municipal court and public safety. Cara joins the City with more than 12 years of legal and leadership experience, including serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the Texas Attorney General's Office and an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Austin. Cara has litigated both criminal and statutory infractions.

Eliska Padilla, MASCL 
Eliska Padilla 3
Assistant to the City Manager, Public Information Officer

Eliska Padilla, who has a masters degree in strategic communications and leadership, provides direction and strategic oversight of the City’s public relations and community services teams. She supervises the marketing, communications, public information, information technology, library, parks and recreation, and community services functions of the City as well as other City Manager initiatives.  Eliska joined the City in June 2017 with more than 25 years of experience in consulting, publishing, health care, education, and now municipal government.

Chief Byron Frankland
Chief of PoliceChief Frankland

Chief Frankland serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the City and provides for the overall safety of the City. Frankland joined the City of Hutto in 2017 with nearly 25 years of policing experience, serving at all levels of the organization from patrol officer to Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Galveston. 

Michel Sorrell
Michel Sorel-2 - CopyChief Financial Officer

Michel serves as the chief financial officer for the City of Hutto with more than 15 years of municipal finance experience. Prior to her leadership at Hutto, she also served as the finance director, assistant to the city manager, and senior accountant/budget analyst for the City of Portland; as well as the Comptroller for Georgetown. Michel is a nine-time winner of the distinguished budget award and five-time recipient of the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting.

Allison Hosgood, MA, SPHR 
Allison HosgoodExecutive Director of Talent Development & Human Resources

Allison Hosgood is a certified HR professional and dynamic leader with more than 15 years of experience in managing talent development and human resource operations. Allison is passionate about coaching executives, developing bottom up talent within organizations and helping employees reach their full potential while maximizing operational efficiency and effectiveness. Allison provides Executive leadership and direction to the talent development, human resources and lean management functions of the City.

Ashley Lumpkin, AICP
Ashley Lumpkin 2Executive Director of Infrastructure &  Development Services

Ashley Lumpkin is a certified planner with more than seventeen years of experience in managing municipal infrastructure, planning and development services. She provides executive leadership and direction to the infrastructure and development services team including planning, code enforcement, construction inspections, building services, geographic information systems, public works and engineering functions of the City. 

Jessica Bullock, AICP 
Jessica BullockDirector of Economic Development

Jessica Bullock is a certified economic development financial professional and planner with experience in managing municipal tax incentive programs, development and site selection processes.  She provides leadership to the overall economic development and tax incentive activities including land development, site selection and tourism.    

Strategic Plan & Execution Guide
The executive team executes the goals and objectives outlined in the City's Council approved Strategic Plan & Execution Guide, which comprise the City’s unwavering commitment to growing Hutto stronger by intentionally focusing on these five Strategic Focus Areas:
  • Well Balanced & Diversified Economy
  • Public Safety
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Quality of Life
  • Infrastructure & Growth
We encourage you to engage with our leadership team through the Public Service Request and Citizen Action Center. You can also give your feedback to the City Council by attending our City Council meetings, and learn first-hand more about the policy-making-decisions.

Together, let’s make Hutto a great place to live, work, learn, and play!