City Manager's Office

Contact Odis Jones, City ManagerOdis Jones
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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 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. Today, she serves as the Assistant City Manager responsible for assisting the City Manager in providing strategic guidance to ensure optimal effectiveness, proper direction and desired outcomes for city operations.

Eliska Padilla, MASCL 
Public Information Officer, Eliska Smith's headshot
Executive Director of Communications & Marketing, Public Information Officer
Eliska has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience in economic development and consulting, publishing, health care, education, and now municipal government. Eliska joined the City of Hutto in June 2017 and is responsible for library operations,  information technology, marketing, and the office of the city secretary. 

Chief Byron Frankland

Chief of Police
Chief_FranklandChief Frankland joined the City of Hutto in 2017 with nearly 25 years of policing experience in the City of Galveston, serving at all levels of the organization from patrol officer to Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Galveston.  Since joining the department, Chief Frankland has grown the professionalism, knowledge, and experience of the department, created a Criminal Investigation Unit, a Street Crimes and Narcotics Unit and added a canine officer.

Scot Stromsness 
Scot_StromsnessExecutive Director of Community Services
Scot has served the citizens of Hutto since 2006. He is dedicated to the implementation of strategies that promote progressive infrastructure planning and development in the Hutto community. His philosophy is to promote the welfare of our citizens by meeting the needs of our rapidly developing community and addressing issues in a proactive and service minded manner. He is responsible for the management day to day of Parks and Recreation, Fleet Management, Building and Grounds Maintenance and Animal Control Divisions of the City. 

Matt Rector
Executive Director of Public Works and Engineering
Matt is a decisive and action-oriented licensed professional engineer with experience in diverse engineering environments. He is responsible for the day to day management of the Public Works Administration, Engineering, Construction Inspection, Streets and Drainage, and Water and Wastewater. 

Allison Hosgood
Executive Director of Organizational Development & Human Resources

Allison  joined the City of Hutto in 2018 as the Executive Director of Human Resources. She is a dynamic leader with a track record delivering innovative global HR programs, practices, and strategies that align with business objectives. She is passionate about coaching executives, developing top talent, and helping employees reach their full potential.

The City Council and city executive team holds fiscal responsibility, public safety, planning and economic development, quality of life and a wide array of other services that directly impact our citizens in high regard.

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.