Fulshear City Council unanimously approved an employment agreement with Jack Harper on March 20, making him the Fulshear City Manager effective April 9, 2018.
Mr. Harper, a native Texan, has over 25 years of municipal experience. He currently serves as an Assistant City Manager with the City of Waco, a role he has held since 2014. Prior to that, he served as City Manager of Hillsboro and has also worked in Lubbock, San Antonio, Abilene, and Stamford. Jack is active in both the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Texas City Management Association (TCMA).
“We are excited to name Jack Harper the City of Fulshear’s next City Manager and we look forward to welcoming him officially to the City of Fulshear family April 9,” said Fulshear Mayor Jeff Roberts. “Mr. Harper brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the City, and a dedication to the communities that he serves as an active member of civic organizations and a passionate public manager dedicated to the provision of public services at the highest level. We are grateful to Strategic Government Resources and Mr. Mike Tanner, for conducting a top-notch search for the City’s next leader, and we are confident that Jack will help enthusiastically grow Fulshear in the image we all envision!”
“I am truly humbled to be appointed City Manager,” said Harper, “and I am grateful to the City Council for the confidence they have reposed in me. Julie, Jake, and myself are excited about moving to Fulshear, and in being a part of the community.”
Mr. Harper holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University. Additionally, he is a Credentialed Manager through the International City Management Association (ICMA), a Certified Public Manager (CPM), and a graduate of numerous leadership and public executive institutes. He is also a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers, and a Texas Emergency Manager (TEM) through the Emergency Management Association of Texas. He is certified as both a Housing Economic Development Finance Professional and an Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work for the City of Fulshear,” continued Harper. “The City is in the midst of rapid growth and change, and has many ongoing projects. I look forward to meeting everyone, and in working with the City Council, City staff, and all stakeholders in working together to best position Fulshear for the future.”