City Manager

The City Manager is the only legislatively-appointed City of Alice employee. They are the Chief Executive Officer and the head of the administrative branch of the City Government.

Responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all City affairs, the City Manager leads day to day operations and, along with Department Heads, implements the public policy and governance of Alice as determined by the City Council.

Working closely with the Council and citizens, the City Manager ensures quality services are available to meet the needs of our citizens and the business community. With a population of over 19,000 residents plus 907 businesses, City Manager Michael Esparza oversees the City's operations with more than 230 employees and an annual operating budget of $22,784,354.

Executive Staff

  • Michael Esparza, City Manager
  • Odilia Rodriquez, City Clerk
  • Nelissa Serna, Deputy City Clerk
  • Eden Garcia, Chief of Police
  • Patrick Thomas, Fire Chief
  • Gabriel Anzaldua, Interim Finance Director
  • Yolanda Bueno, Library/ Parks & Recreation Director
  • Jo Ann Ramon, Municipal Court Administrator
  • Public Works Maintenance & Operations Director
  • Demetrio Duarte, Assistant Public Works Director Utilities