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Edward M Wylie, Interim City Manager

On behalf of the dedicated men and women at the City of Pharr, I want to welcome you to our incredible city. Our committed leaders, supportive staff and progressive ideas are leading the city toward a successful and prosperous future. We are dedicated to providing you with the transparency, respect and the continued improvements you deserve.

With the leadership of our Mayor and City Commission, this administration has been a big proponent of taking care of our residents and guests.  In 2015 and again in 2017, your property taxes were lowered. This reduction in the tax rate is the biggest reduction in the last 20 years combined.  Also, Pharr provided a rebate to our utility ratepayers of $3.7 million in 2016 and $1.7 million in 2018.

Pharr is the only city in the region that has physically given residents their money back.  Taking care of you is not only improving your fiscal situation, but also your quality of life.  There have been many improvements to the quality of life for you and your family in a very short period of time. Some of them are:

  • Partnered with P-SJ-A ISD to double the park acreage in the city
  • Partnered with Vanguard Academy to build a Nature & Birding center
  • Repaired and repaved all of the city’s roads that were in need
  • Upgrading the Civic Center after serving Pharr for over 40 years
  • Completed the first north-side park, a 5-acre special needs park
  • Built the Development and Research Center, considered by some to be the South Pharr Library,
  • Designated the first bike-route in Pharr,
  • Implemented an After-School program at every participating school district in Pharr
  • Building a new fire station for the first time in 20 years, servicing the industrial area and the Pharr International Bridge, and
  • Building a Police Substation in the northern part of Pharr

Working together as a team, Pharr employees provided leadership in improving the City of Pharr. This leadership has culminated in many awards and designations, which only serve to recognize Pharr as a great place to live, work, and play.  Pharr has been recognized and/or designated by several third parties for our leadership and responsible fiscal management. Some of them are as follows:

  • Playful City USA
  • Tree City USA
  • Mayor’s Monarch Pledge Leadership Circle
  • Scenic City
  • Registrar’s Exemplary 5-Star Award
  • Mother-Friendly worksite
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • A+ S&P rating
  • Keep Texas Beautiful Affiliate
  • Texas Comptroller Transparency Star, and
  • All-America City

It is the mission of the City of Pharr to provide effective and fiscally responsible municipal services in a manner that promotes a higher standard of living for the community and a better quality of life.

Providing a high quality of life for you and your family is the core of our mission, to continually improve this city.  We want you to move forward with us, to continue to have pride and confidence in your city.  With the new Fiscal Year’s priorities, we can allow for the current and next generation of residents to benefit from the hard work of our employees and the leadership of our Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez and the City Commissioners.

PAST RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
City of Pharr – 1993 to Present

Current Position

  • Deputy City Manager

Previously Served As:

  • Director of Development Services
  • Assistant Director of Development Services
  • Senior Planner
  • Planner I
  • Emergency Management Coordinator

RELEVANT EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Bachelors of Business Administration, University of Texas Pan American; 2013 Major: Management
Double Minor: Human Resources Management & Entrepreneurship
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