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Sculley On Her Future, Search For Next City Manager

San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley retired in early 2019 after holding the position for 13 years.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio
San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley

With the retirement of Sheryl Sculley, the search for a new city manager begins.

Sculley was selected by the San Anontio City Council in 2005, and it will be the current council’s duty to determine how to select her successor, which could include a national search or looking to hire from within the city.

“Part of my job is not only to manage the staff but to ensure we have successor leadership and we have several capable people who are highly competent to become city manager of San Antonio from inside the organization and I’m really proud of that,” said Sculley, adding that in 2005 the council did not consider internal candidates.

Sculley, who spent 13 years as city manager in San Antonio, was an assistant city manager in Phoenix for 16 years and city manager of Kalamazoo, Michigan for 13 years, respectively.

As for the future, after she leaves the city, she’s not making any long-term personal commitments, yet.

“I have a couple of opportunities but I’m not making decisions at this point, and I want to stay in San Antonio,” she said.

Sculley will stay through the transition of a new city manager or June 30, whichever comes first. The selection process could overlap the election cycle for City Council next year. On Thursday, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he plans to work with his council colleagues to launch a selection plan immediately.

​Joey Palacios can be reached at Joey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules.