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Breckenridge City Commissioners hire Erika McComis as new city manager

Breckenridge City Commissioners hire Erika McComis as new city manager
July 21
12:14 2021

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

The Breckenridge City Commission approved the hiring of Erika McComis, currently the assistant town administrator of Argyle, as the new Breckenridge City Manager in a special meeting Tuesday evening, July 20.

McComis attended Tuesday’s meeting with her son, Mason, and husband, Brandon, and signed her contract with the City immediately following the meeting. She is scheduled to start working in Breckenridge at the end of next month.

Breckenridge Mayor Bob Sims welcomed new City Manager Ericka McComis and her son, Mason, and husband, Brandon, after Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

She has more than 20 years of experience in municipal government with an emphasis in law enforcement, management, leadership, budgeting and records management, according to her resume. In addition to serving as Argyle’s Assistant Town Administrator since May 2020, she also was the Interim Town Administrator for almost a year while the town council conducted a search for a new city manager. She also is the Argyle Town Treasurer and has handled the duties of Town Secretary, human resources director and court administrator.

From 2001 to 2018, McComis worked for the City of Bridgeport, starting out as a communications officer in the city’s dispatch center and moving up to communications supervisor and then police department administrative manager before serving as the City Secretary/Court Administrator for more than three years.

She has an Associate of Arts degree from Weatherford College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University. She is currently working on a Master’s degree in public administration at Tarleton. McComis’s son and husband will remain in Bridgeport while Mason finishes up his last two years at Bridgeport High School.

McComis’s appointment wraps up a 17-month search for a new city manager after Andy McCuistion announced his retirement in February 2020. His last day was April 30, 2020, and in May of that year, Heather Robertson-Caraway and Houston Satterwhite were named co-interim city managers. Satterwhite is the assistant city manager of operations and served as the Interim City Manager over Operations. Robertson-Caraway is the City Secretary and served as the Interim City Manager over Administration.

From September through December of 2020, Scott Dixon served as Breckenridge’s interim city manager through a contract with Strategic Government Resources. He was brought in to assess the city’s operations, assist with budget planning and help in the search for a city manager. After his three-month term ended, Robertson-Caraway was appointed as interim city manager.

For the past six months, the city’s hiring committee worked with SGR to recruit candidates for the city manager’s position. After several interviews, the city commissioners agreed in their July 6 meeting to offer McComis a contract, which she accepted.

Cutline, top photo: Erika McComis signs paperwork after being hired as the new Breckenridge City Manager on Tuesday night. She will report for work here at the end of August. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 

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