City Manager


With the December 31, 2013 retirement of former city manager Jim Dunaway, Assistant City Manager Jeff Straub has been appointed to serve as Interim City Manager.

Jeff is an ICMA  Credentialed Manager, a Certified Professional Manager (from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, James Madison University) and possesses Executive Certification in Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame.  He is a 1994 graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Masters Degree in Leadership from Liberty University.He has served in municipal government since 1982, where he began his career as a police officer with the City of Temple. Jeff has served the City of Taylor as police chief, assistant city manager and now interim city manager..

"Taylor is an amazing community with incredible potential for the future," said Straub.  "We have an excellent city council with a strong vision of where they would like Taylor to be,  We have wonderful citizens and an excellent city staff. I am excited at the opportunity to serve as city manager in this interim period and am looking forward to working with our Council. I very much want to hear from our residents and business on how we may serve them better."

You may contact Jeff at anytime at or at 512-352-6475. .  


The City Manager provides for the general administration of the City while executing the policies and objectives formulated by the City Council.  As the Chief Administrator, the City Manager is directly responsible to the City Council.  His primary charge is the day-to-day operation of the City through the coordination of all City Department activities and functions that include:


-     Continue to improve quality and accountability of all City operations.

-     Effectively implement and administer the goals and policies established by the City Council.

-     Continuously strive to provide effective, efficient and friendly customer service.

-     Advise City Council on reliable methods of responding to community needs.

-     Ensure responsible organizational and fiscal management.

Contact Us

Jeff Straub, ICMA-CM

Interim City Manager

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Esther A. Walton
Assistant to the City Manager


City of Taylor

400 Porter Street

Taylor, TX 76574