City Manager

The City Manager's Office implements the policies of the former and current City Council; oversees all departmental activities, enabling and supporting the departments as they serve our community; instills the City's vision among employees and fosters an outstanding level of service at a reasonable cost.

The City utilizes the Council/Manager form of local government, which combines strong political leadership of elected officials, in the form of the City Council, with the strong managerial experience of the City Manager.

The City's organizational structure is as follows: At the top are the citizens, who elect the Mayor and City Council. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer, and the City Attorney, who serves as their Chief Legal Council. Eight department heads report directly to the City Manager.

The primary goal of the City Manager, department heads and all of the City employees is to provide excellent customer service to all of the residents and business owners in Beeville.  Any concerns about the operations of the City can be directed to me John Benson by phone at 361-358-4641 or email at

City Manager
John Benson
361-358-4641 ext. 220