Hutto, TX – City Manager Odis Jones chooses to remain in Hutto after being considered as one of four finalists for the city manager position with the City of Aurora, CO.
“I am not seeking to leave Hutto but was honored to be recruited as a finalist and felt privileged to be a part of the interview process for the Aurora City Manager position,” said Odis Jones, Hutto City manager.
“My work here in Hutto is not yet done. There’s much to be accomplished before achieving the Council’s vision in building out the Co-Op, and Innovation Business Park, not to mention The Landing development that is to come, and another hotel,” said Jones. “I have built a strong executive team and look forward to seeing what we will do together to transform our parks into a comprehensive park system, mature our police department, and bring more primary jobs to our community.”
Jones began serving the City of Hutto in 2016 and has significantly strengthened Hutto’s economic development, infrastructure, quality of life, public safety and employee efficiency. Jones’ career includes service as the director of the Public Lighting Authority in Detroit; executive director of economic development for Cincinnati; chief executive officer for the redevelopment agency in Columbus, Ohio; and the director of real estate and development for the state of New Jersey.
“We are thrilled that Odis will be staying here in Hutto and is committed to seeing Hutto succeed,” said Mayor Doug Gaul. “We selected Odis for a reason, and he has proved up to the task of growing Hutto in a balanced way full of heritage and economic vitality. He has done an outstanding job here in growing the organization and driving economic development and there is more success ahead as we continue to develop and grow our community.”
Jones added, “My family has made Hutto our home, and we look forward to raising our children here, taking them to eat at Southside BBQ, catching a movie at Flix, and experiencing the results of our hard work.”
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