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Published on Thursday, November 29, 2018

City Manager Sculley set to retire after more than 40 years in public service

Contact: Thea Setterbo, 210-207-7349


SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 29, 2018) — Today, City Manager Sheryl Sculley announced her retirement from the City of San Antonio after serving the organization for more than 13 years. 


“I have decided to retire from the City of San Antonio in 2019. I have committed to the Mayor and City Council to stay through the transition to the next city manager, but will leave no later than June 30, 2019,” City Manager Sculley said. “This is my decision. I've wanted to retire for at least two years, but have stayed to see through a number of major City projects such as the 2017 Bond Program development and approval, the Alamo Plan, our Equity Assessment Program and the Frost Tower P3. City Hall will be magnificent when it is fully restored in 2020. I’m tremendously proud of everything we’ve accomplished, and with the City’s excellent and highly capable executive team and staff, I have great confidence that positive progress will continue in our City – our San Antonio.”


In 2005, Sculley was recruited from Phoenix to serve as city manager for the City of San Antonio and overhaul an underperforming city organization. During her tenure, she replaced the City’s executive staff with some of the nation’s best management talent; increased financial reserves from 3% to 10% of the annual budget; oversaw development of three major Bond programs; completed more than $2 billion in infrastructure improvements with voter support; reduced the property tax rate four times; eliminated more than 1,600 civilian positions with no layoffs; added more than 600 police and fire uniform positions; streamlined City business systems and improved customer service across the organization. She successfully balanced 13 City budgets and led the City in achieving its first AAA general obligation bond rating from all three major rating agencies in 2008, a rating that has been reaffirmed for nine consecutive years.


Sculley previously served as assistant city manager of the City of Phoenix for 16 years and city manager of Kalamazoo, Michigan for 15 years.

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

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