James Hubbard was appointed City Manager in August 2021. James has worked in local government since 2009. He has worked closely with City of Jacksonville Council and leadership on various projects throughout the city as President of the Jacksonville Economic Development Organization (JEDCO), where he utilized his skills to develop, administrate and track the effectiveness of economic development. Hubbard has worked at all levels in local government from Parks Department Head to Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Colleyville, where he served on the executive leadership team and worked alongside the City Manager to carry out the policies of the Colleyville City Council.
Mr. Hubbard holds a Master in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington. James has lived in Jacksonville with his family since 2017. He and his wife, Amy, have been married fourteen years. They have four children and are expecting their fifth child in January 2022.
The City Council appoints the City Manager, who serves as Chief Administrative Officer by executing the laws and administering the government of the city, as directed by the City Council policies. The City Manager oversees a consolidated budget and is responsible for all non-appointed city staff, which includes 135+ full-time employees.
The City Manager performs highly responsible managerial and supervisory work in planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the city. Duties include:
Administering policies established by the City Council and by law.
Coordinating and directing all departments and staff operations.
Coordinating, developing, and implementing administrative procedures.
Overall supervision of projects, city financing, and intergovernmental relationships.
Selecting, developing, and effectively utilizing staff.