City manager talks growth, role in Seguin

Monday, April 30, 2018

Behind the various departments and city projects is a city manager — a person who holds many roles and responsibilities. In Seguin, that’s Doug Faseler.

Faseler first came to the city more than 20 years ago as the director of utilities and public works before moving up the ranks to assistant city manager in four months.

In 2006, Faseler was appointed as city manager, taking over for Jack Hamlett, who had the position before him.

The general role of a city manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of a community, whether it’s implementing an annual budget, or carrying out policies approved by city council.

However, what sets Faseler’s role apart from a typical city manager in other communities is the challenge of Seguin being a full-service city.

“We provide all of the city services — your traditional police (department), fire (department), public works, parks and recreation,” he said. “We have things that other cities may not necessarily have.”

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