City Manager's Office
Contact Odis Jones, City Manager
Email the City Manager
500 West Live Oak Street
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 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.
Under Mr. Jones’s leadership and tenure in Hutto, the City has embraced a lean management and open for business culture that has led to an explosion of economic growth as well as exceptional enhancements to its citizens overall quality of life.
The latest Municipal Advisory Council of Texas report lists Hutto as having one of the highest assess value growth rates in the State but yet one of the lowest property tax rates demonstrating the City’s effectiveness in economic development and efficiency in operations, management and debt.
Over the last few years there has been more significant private sector investment in the City of Hutto. Investments include the development of The Co-Op District, a new urbanism mixed-use town center of retail, shops, eateries and multi-family residential units along with the City of Hutto’s new City Hall and public library. Additionally, the start of the first institutional investment grade business park which landed three major companies that will bring hundreds of jobs to Hutto.
The overall quality of life has also improved. Under Jones’s leadership the City of Hutto was named the second safest city in Texas, one of the top places to raise a family, #1 local city for young couples, one of the top 100 places in major markets to locate a business and the city with the longest life expectancy in the state of Texas. The City has also been recognized for economic excellence by the Texas Economic Development Council. Hutto is also home to outstanding new subdivisions designed holistically for families of all economic status with walking and biking trails and beautiful parks. Along with the construction and improvements to its parks and new 10,000 family-style lawn-seated amphitheater, the City of Hutto will play host to KOKEFEST and many concerts and events.
Jones has a collaborative but yet results driven management style and he leads the management of the City through his executive team.