City Manager

The Council / Manager form of government was chosen by a vote of the citizens and established in the City Charter.

Municipal government has a structure similar to a corporation in the private sector.

  • Citizens are equivalent to Stockholders
  • Mayor and City Council are equivalent to the Chairman and Board of Directors.
  • The City Manager is equivalent to the CEO.
  • Department Directors are equivalent to Executive Vice-Presidents.
As the legislative body elected by citizens, City Council establishes policies based on the entire community's vision.

The City Manager is appointed by City Council to implement these policies and provide direction to employees for day-to-day operations.


  1. Carol Buttler


    City Manager
    Phone: (409) 938-9225

    City Manager Office


    1111 Bayou Road
    La Marque, TX 77568

    Hours Excluding Holidays


    Monday - Thursday

    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Friday
    7:30 a.m. - Noon

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