Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg introduced the City’s new City Manager in his latest blog post. Sharon Citino, a resident of Braeswood Place and a Bellaire High School parent, has “a wealth of municipal experience spanning more than 20 years, with a strong track record of leadership and team building, and has demonstrated the skills and temperament the City Council was looking for.”

sharon citino

Sharon Citino

The Mayor described Citino’s background saying, “A self-proclaimed committed public servant and local government geek, Sharon started her municipal career as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Loveland, Colorado.  There, she worked with and gained exposure to pretty much all city departments and functions, and regularly advised the City Council and citizen boards and commissions. As a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston, she developed particular legal expertise in all things water, and was involved in water and wastewater infrastructure projects, operations and maintenance.  That experience led to her most recent position as Houston Water Planning Director, in which she has grown further as an executive leader and manager.”

Friedberg said, “Council is confident we’ve found the right person at the right time to lead our city”, before recognizing Fire Chief Deacon Tittel for doing an outstanding job as Interim City Manager.

There will be a special reception August 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center for the community to welcome the new City Manager to Bellaire!

See the Mayor’s full blog post here.