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City Manager

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Joshua Ray
City Manager
512-267-1155 ext. 100
505-634-8319 Mobile
jray@lago-vista.org

Welcome to the City Manager's Office

My office is responsible for implementing all of the City Council’s policy decisions and direction, providing leadership and direction to department heads and other staff, as well as working with both Council and staff to develop action plans and programs to support the City’s mission, values and priorities and serve our great community. 

The City of Lago Vista operates within a council-manager form of government (as dedicated in our City Charter).  This form of government provides that the City Council will set the policy and directives for the City and that the City Manager is responsible for the seamless delivery of all municipal services.  The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council.  

As your City Manager, it is my responsibility to appoint and manage the City’s department heads (Chief of Police, Public Works Director, Community Development Services Director, Human Resources Director, Finance Director, Library Director, IT Director, Golf Course Director, Marketing Supervisor,  and City Secretary). The individuals make up a team of dedicated public servants that work for you to make our community a better place to live, work, play and raise a family.  

Live like you are on vacation! Those are the words we live by in Lago Vista that drive us to make our community better.  Our goal is to create a safe environment where people can enjoy the beauty that is Lago Vista.  We invite you to experience Lake Travis, grab your clubs and head out to Lago Vista Golf Course, watch the Black-Capped Vireo and listen to the Golden-cheeked Warbler as you hike through the Balcones Canyonlands, and to take the time to appreciate the Texas Hill Country at its finest.  

Local government is the only government that is directly accountable to our Citizens.  In stating that, it is our mission to deliver the most effective and efficient services to help our people enjoy every opportunity that this community has to offer.  We want you to know that we are public servants by choice and that we are here to help you whenever you need us.  Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with your thoughts, concerns, or to simply ask questions.  

The only way to make Lago Vista better is for all of us to work together with a common goal in mind.  City Council and staff welcome your input and your assistance as we embark on a journey  into the heart of the Hill Country.  You may not have been born in Lago Vista, but we’re glad you’re here now!

  • City Hall   |   512.267.1155   |   5803 Thunderbird Drive   |   Hours 7am-6pm Monday-Thursday
  • Police Department   |   512.267.7141   |   5901 Municipal Complex Way
  • Lago Vista Public Library   |   512.267.3868   |   5803 Thunderbird, Ste. 40
  • Lago Vista Golf Course   |   512.267.1170   |   4616 Rimrock Drive
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