City Government

City Manager

The City of Brenham is a home-rule city governed by the City's Charter. The charter provides for a city Council-City Manager form of government.

The City Manager is responsible to Council for supervising the day-to-day operations of all city departments. In addition to supervising department heads, the City Manager is responsible for the annual budget; researching and making recommendations to Council' meeting with citizens to understand their needs' and providing executive leadership.

City Manager

City Manager - Terry K. Roberts


Terry Roberts has served as the City Manager of Brenham since February 2001. Immediately prior to coming to Brenham, he served the community of El Campo as their City Manager for 10 years. Other cities in which he has served as City Manager include Seguin, Yoakum and Diboll. Terry began his career in city government in 1975 as a staff member in the City Manager's office in San Marcos.

Being involved in providing municipal services is a rewarding experience and especially in a City like Brenham, the City Manager stated. Terry's career in city government began shortly after graduating from Texas State University in 1974. He is an active member of the Texas City Management Association serving as Region 7 president of the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) in 2006. He later served on the statewide TCMA Board of Directors.

Terry is a past president of the Brenham Rotary Club and is a member of Brenham First Baptist Church. He serves as President of the Brenham Community Development Corporation (BCDC). The BCDC is the sales tax board of the City involved with funding community and economic development projects. The BCDC works closely with the Economic Development Foundation of Brenham as a representative from the City along with Mayor Milton Tate.

Terry says he chose a career in city management and local public service because he believes it provides a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of citizens in the community.

picture of Terry Roberts
Terry K. Roberts
City Manager