Georgetown Texas Government

City Management

City Manager’s Office Mission Statement

We align, develop, and inspire teams and relationships to achieve outstanding service results and realize Council’s vision.

The City Manager is hired to serve the City Council and the Georgetown community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body. The City Manager prepares the annual budget for Council’s consideration, recruits, hires, and supervises all staff not appointed by the City Council, serves as the Council’s Chief Advisor, and carries out policy actions as directed by Council. Councilmembers and residents count on the City Manager to enhance the professionalism of the government organization by providing complete and objective information, pros and cons of policy alternatives, and long-term consequences of policy actions. The City Manager works within the TCMA and ICMA professional code of ethics and serves at the pleasure of the Council.

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David Morgan, City Manager


David Morgan has served as city manager for the City of Georgetown since his appointment in May 2015. Prior to Georgetown, David worked for the City of Richardson, where he served for 17 years in many positions, including the deputy city manager/chief operating officer for about three years.

As the chief executive officer for the City of Georgetown, David is responsible for the management of the City’s affairs and day-to-day operations, including the preparation and administration of the City’s annual operating and capital budgets, delivery of responsive public safety and utility services, development and upkeep of critical infrastructure, enhancement and maintenance of parks and community amenities, promotion and development of a vibrant downtown, and commercial development growth bringing quality jobs and retail to the community. With an annual budget of more than $ 868 million and a team of over 985 City employees, he works closely with the City Council to implement their goals and to meet the demands of a growing population and service expectations of residents, businesses, and visitors.

David received a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a master’s degree in public administration from Texas Tech University.  Currently, David serves as a member of the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) and is the regional president for the Texas City Management Association. David is married to his college sweetheart, Leticia. They have two sons, Will and Grant, and one daughter-in-law, Will’s wife Shelby.

Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager


Laurie Brewer has served as assistant city manager in Georgetown since August 2011.  She began her career in the City of Georgetown as a staff accountant and has more than 28 years of governmental finance experience both in Georgetown and in Hutto, where she served as Director of Finance from 2006-2009.  She has been involved in numerous development agreements, business process improvement analysis, and construction projects and been awarded the certificates of achievement for popular reporting, budgeting and financial reporting through the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).  Her energetic, collaborative management approach has been successful in various projects across City departments and divisions.  Laurie feels privileged to work in a vibrant, unique community that has done and outstanding job of preserving the downtown during periods of explosive growth.

Laurie graduated Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University.  She also earned her Master of Public Administration from Sam Houston State University.  When not taking care of City business, Laurie likes to spend time with her family.  She and her husband, Mike, have two children, Kyle and Jennifer and her husband Sawyer, and her grandchildren, Coen and Bennett.

Laurie has given back to her profession through mentoring and service to professional organizations.  She is a member of the International City Management Association and is a credentialed manager.  Laurie is also a member of Texas City Management Association.  She is active in the Government Finance Officers Association and has recently concluded her term as a member of their executive board.  Laurie is a member of GFOA of Texas and has previously served as Region 10 Director and Chair of the Professional Development Committee and is a Certified Government Finance Officer through GFOAT.  She is currently on the GFOAT Foundation Board and has also served on the revenue legislative policy committee for the Texas Municipal League.  Laurie is currently serving on the TCMA Professional Development Committee.

As Assistant City Manager, Laurie is responsible for the direct oversight of the organizational areas including Customer Care, Finance and Budgeting, Fleet Services, Municipal Court, Parks and Recreation, Library and Culture, Purchasing and Water Services.

Wayne Nero, Assistant City Manager

Wayne Nero was selected as assistant city manager in November 2021 after a nationwide search.  After serving as interim assistant city manager, he began serving in his current role on Dec. 6, 2021.

Wayne was appointed as the Chief of Police for the City of Georgetown in April 2010. Prior to Georgetown, he served over 16 years with the Desoto Texas Police Department. He left Desoto while serving in the capacity of Assistant Chief of Police. He has served in specialized assignments, such as Investigations, SWAT, Bike Patrol, and Training. He holds numerous instructor certifications in areas such as tactical operations, firearms, defensive tactics, and counterterrorism. Prior to his law enforcement experience Wayne served as a Squad Leader in the United States Marines Corps assigned to Marine Security Company, which provides security for the Presidential Retreat, Camp David.

Wayne has been very engaged in both the community and in the law enforcement profession. He has served as an adjunct instructor for the Texas State University’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program and has taught instructor level courses across the country to include NYPD and FBI senior tactical staff. Wayne is an adjunct instructor for the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s VALOR Initiative and speaks across the country on leadership, officer professionalism, officer safety, and resiliency.

Wayne received his B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College, Mo and attended the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 73rd School of Police Supervision and the 39th Management College. In 2007, Wayne earned a Master of Professional Studies degree in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, and in 2009 earned a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the 237th Session of the FBI National Academy.

As assistant city manager, Wayne is responsible for the direct oversight several departments, including Police, Fire, Information Technology, Public Works, and Human Resources.

Nick Woolery, Assistant City Manager

Nick Woolery was selected as assistant city manager in November 2021 after a nationwide search.  He began serving in his current role on December 6, 2021.

Nick previously served as assistant city manager for the City of Baytown, Texas from 2019 to 2021.  He started with the City of Baytown in 2010 as assistant to the city manager and in 2014, he was promoted to interim public works director.  In 2015, Nick became the City’s director of strategy and innovation, where he oversaw the City’s 5-year strategic plan. Nick developed and oversaw the implementation of a $636 million comprehensive capital improvement program, launched a significant public engagement program, and implemented a process-improvement and people-empowerment program leading to more than $1 million in savings. He also has significant development experience executing agreements for residential, commercial, industrial, and hotel/convention projects. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Washburn University.

As assistant city manager, Nick is responsible for the direct oversight of several departments, including Economic Development,  Downtown & Tourism, Planning, Inspections, Systems Engineering, Special Districts, Development Support and Communications.

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