City Manager

CM-Contact-InformationThe Mission of the City Manager is to provide centralized leadership and direction for the effective administration of all City Services as directed by the City Council by:

  • Effectively execute City Council policies, programs and directives;
  • Conduct City operations in a efficient and effective manner to maintain the ethical foundation of the organization;
  • Establish and maintain a credible management process;
  • Set realistic expectations regarding service to continuously improve organizations performance;
  • Assure Management is capable and strong;
  • Provide quality professional customer service to citizens and businesses;
  • Respond promptly to inquiries and requests.

About the City Manager’s Office

The purpose of the City Manager’s Office is to implement policy/directions, as issued by the Mayor and City Council, in the most equitable and effective manner. The Office seeks to provide professional management guidance to the organization of the City, City Council, and citizens in accordance with City Charter and State guidelines. The City Manager’s Office includes the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Administrative Assistant. Continually working with the City’s other departments, staff members must have both a broad conceptual understanding as well as detailed grasp of specific City operations and service delivery strategies.

The City Manager’s office is the legislatively-appointed administrative branch of the White Settlement city government. Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, the City Manager and Assistant City Manager are responsible for many areas of service, including supervising each Departmental Director, serving as the chief advisor to the City Council, entering the City into service and supply contracts, and disbursing funds from the City budget.

Through the promotion of teamwork and employee development, the City Manager is responsible for coordinating the cumulative efforts of the other City departments. This coordination serves the purposes of enhancing productivity and maximum utilization of City resources.


White Settlement City Manager Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan, City Manager

Jim Ryan, City Manager

Jim Ryan began his tenure with White Settlement as the Economic Development Director in 2008. Most recently in December 2014, Jim was appointed to the position of City Manager.  Jim’s experience in public service and management  is extensive, having served as Economic Development Director in White Settlement from 2008 – 2014. Prior to that, Jim held various management positions in the private sector. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Budget, Debt Management, and Strategic Planning functions for the City. In addition, he also supervises the Assistant City Manager, Municipal Courts and other administrative operations within the City.

White Settlement Assistant City Manager Jeff James


Jeff-James, Assistant City Manager

Jeff James came to White Settlement as the City Marshal in 2009. Jeff  holds an Advanced Peace Officer License, Bachelors of Arts  Degree in Business Communications, a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Criminology and Criminal Justice and multiple certifications. In March of 2015 Jeff was appointed to the position of Assistant City Manager where he works closely with City Manager Jim Ryan. In the scope of his day- to-day activities, Jeff is responsible for the supervision of department directors,  the overseeing of municipal projects and assisting with the implementation of council directives. Jeff continues to serve in the capacity of City Marshal being responsible for the City’s court proceedings, warrant roundup and community service programs.