Weatherford Democrat

Top News

October 30, 2013

Hudson Oaks hires Weatherford’s Janicek

By BRIAN SMITH

HUDSON OAKS — Former Weatherford Director of Management and Budget Chad Janicek has taken over the assistant city administrator position in Hudson Oaks.

Janicek, who was with the City of Weatherford for more than four years, took over the post earlier this month to start the new fiscal year. Janicek, who also spent two years in the City of Fort Worth budget office before coming to Weatherford, began his career in Weatherford in the Public Works department before moving into the Management and Budget office two years ago.

Hudson Oaks City Administrator Patrick Lawler said the city had more than 80 applicants for the position, which Lawler said speaks volumes for how far the city has come over the last six or seven years. He said five applicants were interviewed for the position, with Janicek the lone finalist.

Lawler was assistant city administrator before moving into the city administrator spot earlier this year.

With Janicek’s experience in the budget arena, there has been some shifting in the organizational chart within the city. Lawler will be in charge of police, utilities and economic development, with Janicek handling parks, facilities and streets along, with internal services, including budgeting and human resources.

Lawler said Janicek brings a wealth of experience to the city through the relationships he developed in from his time in Weatherford and Fort Worth, and his years of budget experience in both cities.

“We’re real excited to have someone of Chad’s caliber from a professional standpoint,” Lawler said.

“Being here in Hudson Oaks will give me a chance to grow,” Janicek said. “Hudson Oaks is a unique place as city government goes. It’s a lean organization but is very forward thinking with its focus on the big picture. It’s going to be exciting working with that kind of organization.”

Text Only
Top News
  • Animal shelter throwing a party

    The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter made a promise to its staff, volunteers and rescues that if the shelter was able to achieve a 90 percent live release rate by the end of March, the shelter would throw a community-wide party to celebrate its accomplishments.

    April 16, 2014

  • Veterans Memorial Rendering.jpg Cabin fever

    Weatherford Parks and Recreation officials are looking to renovate two areas to make them more user friendly.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0416 loc WISD new HR director.jpg Chapman named WISD’s new Human Resources director

    Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees last week approved Monty Chapman as the district’s new executive director of Human Resources.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck

    A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.

    April 15, 2014

  • IMG_6890.jpg WC’s new Allied Health Building nears completion

    Construction crews are in high swing as the completion date for Weatherford College’s new Don Allen Allied Health Building nears.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • easter eggs.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Enjoy Easter eggs safely

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries. Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits and colored eggs to America. Since then, Easter egg hunts have been beloved by children everywhere.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Women on subs? Navy exploring the possibility

    The United States Navy is surveying enlisted women and to gauge those interested in volunteering for submarine force duty.

    April 13, 2014

  • Biz Index 1.jpg A Little Bit of Everything

    Kris Hurley and Natalie Mynar know a “Little Bit of Everything.” They should, as it’s their business to.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Log Cabin Days approaches

    MILLSAP – With the spring temperatures, folks around here are preparing for one of the biggest yearly events that our whole community comes together around. Many plans are in the works for the Millsap Log Cabin Day Festival.

    April 13, 2014

  • 0413 loc master gardener Aphids.jpg ASK A MASTER GARDENER: More aphids, more problems

    Aphids are tiny insects that congregate on the bottom side of leaves and suck the fluid out of your plants. Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results