Sugar Land Promotes Callaway and Goodrum to Assistant City Managers  

SLPromotesExecutive Directors Jim Callaway and Mike Goodrum were recently promoted to assistant city managers.

The promotions were part of a City reorganization to address the loss of two assistant city managers who accepted positions as city managers in other cities.  Karen Daly left for Hutto, and Karen Glynn took a position in Bunker Hill Village.

Callaway’s management responsibilities now include community development, permits and inspections, planning and engineering, while Goodrum will oversee finance, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation and public works.

First Assistant City Manager Steve Griffith will continue to manage fire, police, municipal court, public safety dispatch and aviation.

Callaway joined the City of Sugar Land in November 2001 as development services director.   He was instrumental in the development of policies for providing City services to Municipal Utility Districts (MUD) in Sugar Land’s extra-territorial jurisdiction and annexation policy for undeveloped property. Callaway led successful negotiations with 10 MUDs serving Riverpark, Greatwood and New Territory, providing for annexation and service agreements with the districts. In 2009, he managed annexation for Riverpark, which included the dissolution of Fort Bend MUD No. 1.

Prior to joining Sugar Land, Callaway served as development services director for the City of College Station. He holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University.

Goodrum has been with the City for more than 12 years and most recently served as executive director of management services, a position responsible for finance, parks and recreation, information technology and human resources.

He joined Sugar Land in 1999 as an intern and progressed to several leadership positions with the City, including community and environmental services director and director of public works.

During Goodrum’s tenure, he managed a citywide debris cleanup initiative during Hurricane Ike, post-disaster FEMA reimbursements, a new rental registration program to address neighborhood decline, construction of a new animal shelter that accommodated an expanded adoption program, increased recycling efforts and a new automated trash collection program that saved taxpayers’ money.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree.

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