After serving the City of Hudson Oaks for almost 13 years, City Administrator Patrick Lawler will be stepping down from his post to work full time as a partner for his own consulting firm.
“Hudson Oaks is an incredible community and my family and I are blessed to call it home,” he said. “A number of years ago, my business partner and I started a development consulting and analytics firm that has grown considerably, so I will be moving into that role. I will still be an active Hudson Oaks resident, and my family and I are excited about the direction of our community.”
During Lawler’s tenure as city administrator, the city saw a sales tax revenue increase of over 125%, as well as securing the recruitment businesses including HEB, John Deere, Freedom Powersports, the broadcasting headquarters for Superior Livestock and Nextlink Internet.
“Hudson Oaks doesn’t measure success by population, but rather, by our ability to grow sales tax revenue for the purpose of providing excellent services without taxing our residents. Over the past 13 years, thanks to the vision and hard work of Patrick Lawler, we have set our community on a path to never need an ad-valorem property tax,” Mayor Marc Povero said. “We are extremely fortunate to have some of the best local government employees in the business working for Hudson Oaks, and our next city administrator will certainly be able to hit the ground running.”
The city will begin recruitment immediately for the next city administrator, and Patrick will stay on staff until the new administrator takes the reins.
“Patrick will continue in a consulting role with the city in order to bring the new administrator up to speed on major projects and get him or her familiar with our economic development pipeline,” Povero said. “On a personal note, Patrick has become a close friend and will be sorely missed by our city council, staff and employees. I wish him, his wife, Jennifer, and the boys only the very best in the future and they will always have a home here in Hudson Oaks, Texas.” Povero said.
The Hudson Oaks City Council accepted Patrick’s resignation at their Jan. 9 meeting.