City Manager's Office

Contact Odis Jones, City ManagerOdis Jones
Email the City Manager 
401 W. Front St. 
Hutto, TX  78634 
Ph: (512) 759-4030 
Fax: (512) 846-2653 
Hours:  8 a.m. - 5  p.m., Monday - Friday 

The City of Hutto is a home-rule municipality operating under a Council-Manager form of government in Central Texas. The City Manager serves as the CEO of the City.

Odis Jones began serving the City of Hutto in December of 2016. In this role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the local government and reports directly to the Mayor and the City Council, who are elected on a non-partisan basis. Jones has a national reputation for helping communities grow their local economy and has previously worked to secure world headquarter transactions such as GE Capital, Commvault, Goodyear, Whirlpool, Goya Foods and others. 

Jones leads the city with a team of executives who execute the strategic plans and daily operations. 

City of Hutto Executive Team
Helen Ramirez, AICP Helen Ramirez
Assistant City Manager
Helen Ramirez assists the City Manager with overall governance by providing strategic guidance and leadership for the economic development, public infrastructure, planning and quality of life functions of the City. Helen has more than 20 years of municipal planning and 10 years of private sector experience managing complex and high profile economic development projects both in the United States and Internationally. Award-winning projects include the Los Angeles Air Force Base $115 million New Space & Missile Command Center Redevelopment Project in Southern California. While serving as the Exec. Director of Business Development, Helen lead the Co-Op District redevelopment project anchored by a new City Hall  in Hutto, Texas.

Edena Atmore, CPA, CPM, CGFO, CPFO, CGMA 
Assistant City Manager
Edena AtmoreEdena Atmore assists the City Manager with overall governance by providing strategic guidance and leadership for the financial stewardship, risk management and human relations functions of the City. Edena joins the City with more than 30 years of financial, accounting, and managerial experience. Edena's accomplishments include being awarded the Traditional Finances Transparency 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. 

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. 

Eliska Padilla, MASCL 
Portraits Executive Director of Communications, Public Information Officer
Eliska Padilla, who has a masters degree in strategic communications and leadership, provides Executive leadership and direction for the City's overall communications and public relations activities including marketing, social media, public information, information technology, library and city secretary functions of the City as well as other City Manager initiatives.  Eliska joined the City in June 2017 with more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience in  consulting, publishing, health care, education, and now municipal government.

Matt Rector, PE
Executive Director of Public Works and Engineering  Matt Rector
Matt Rector is a licensed professional engineer and Marine Corps Veteran with more than 10 years of experience in overseeing municipal engineering and public works operations. He provides Executive leadership and direction to the infrastructure teams including engineering, constructions inspection, streets and drainage, and water as well as wastewater operations functions of the City.

Ashley Lumpkin, AICP
Ashley Lumpkin 2Executive Director of Business & Development Services
Ashley Lumpkin is a certified planner with more than fifteen years of experience in managing municipal planning and development operations. She provides Executive leadership and direction to the development services team including planning, code enforcement, building services and GIS functions of the City. 

Scot Stromsness 
Executive Director of Community Services 
Scot StromsnessScot has served the citizens of Hutto since 2006. He is dedicated to the implementation of strategies that promote quality of life for residents. He provides Executive leadership and direction to the quality of life team including parks and recreation, fleet management, building and grounds maintenance and animal control divisions of the City.

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 risk management functions of the City. 

The Magnificent Seven
2017 was a year of preparing for growth. 2018 is about executing the growth plans and growing. You will soon start to see the growth through seven major areas, we call "The Magnificent Seven."

The City has undertaken these seven strategic projects to take control of its future:

1. providing spec light industrial park space through the Innovation Business Park,
2. developing the Co-Op into a mixed-use entertainment district,
3. developing Downtown Hutto,
4. repositioning the City's variable rate high-cost water assets with a goal of stabilizing rates for citizens,
5. purchasing and developing a park that connects to the regional park system in Williamson County,
6. investing in infrastructure and public safety through a streets and drainage program, and
7. ensuring a vibrant economic base for the city's future by investing in infrastructure for key growth corridors over the next 20 years.

Strategic Plan & Execution Guide
These key projects and our Strategic Guide comprise the City’s unwavering commitment to growing Hutto stronger through a well-thought-out, sustainable manner while balancing the tax burden on its citizens.

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!

Here is a look at the City of Hutto's organizational chart.