Wimberley looks for new leader

Wimberley city leaders have put an open call out for a new City Administrator after city’s top paid official and the city council plan to part ways in 2017.

Don Ferguson, who has been the Wimberley City Administrator for the past ten years, said he and council members sat down and discussed a “change in direction” for the leadership of Wimberley’s city staff.

“The city needs a fresh set of eyes,” Ferguson said, “It’s a good thing for me and the city of Wimberley.”

Wimberley city staff posted a press release on their website stating that Ferguson had performed amicably as city administrator and council thought it was time for a change.

“This is not a termination or a resignation,” Ferguson said, “It’s just an amicable agreement to part ways.”

According to the release, council members voted to approve an amended employment agreement with Ferguson stating that he will stay on for a 90-day period while Wimberley searches for a replacement.

“They’re working on the search right now,” Ferguson said as he confirmed that the city did not have anyone previously in mind for the position.

Ferguson was reticent to divulge any information about what the future holds for him,  except to say that he anticipates continuing working in city management.

“I anticipate continuing to work in City Management,” Ferguson said as he recently celebrated his 20th anniversary of working in the field.

Ferguson said “change is inevitable” and the city of Wimberley is changing and growing which will be adding a new City Administrator to their staff soon.

Wimberley Mayor Mac McCullough thanked Ferguson for his service to the city in the press release.

“Myself and the City Council would like to thank him for his dedication and commitment to this community and we wish him well in the future,” McCullough said in the statement.

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