GENERAL PURPOSE of the City Manager is to perform high level administrative, technical and professional work in directing and supervising the administration of city government.The City Manager Works under the direction of the City Council and exercises supervision over all municipal employees either directly or through subordinate supervisors.
The ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the City Manager are as follows, but not limited to supervising all departments, agencies and offices of the city to achieve goals within‑ available resources, plan and organize workloads and staff assignments, trains and motivate assigned staff, reviews progress and directs changes as needed. The City Manager also provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans, gathers and interprets data for studies and reports, assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget, performs cost control activities, monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control, prepares annual budget requests, assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time, appoints, removes, disciplines, and supervises all department heads, officers, and employees of the city, except members of the council, as well as any other duties as may be directed by the City Council. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that City Manager may perform and his duties are not limited to what is stated above.
Brenton took office as Llano’s City Manager on April 1, 2013. Brenton has thirty years of progressively responsible experience and success in the city management field. This includes serving as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer and upper level supervisor in four Texas cities and one city in Nebraska. Brenton holds a certified City Street Superintendent license and is an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. Brenton has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree in Management from West Texas A&M University and several hours toward his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Brenton is a 5th generation Texan, with roots in the Llano County area. He and his wife, Amber, along with their two daughters, Ashlyn and Aubrey, are excited about the Llano community. Amber currently serves as the Executive Director for the Housing Authority of the City of Holdrege and the Holdrege Development Corporation. Brenton enjoys volunteering with civic organizations and church, coaching soccer and watching their girls in their activities. In their spare time, Brenton and his family enjoy camping, jeeping, and going to auctions.