City of Athens

Athens City Hall Administrative Offices
508 East Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-7562

City Manager

Athens City Hall
508 East Tyler St.

Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-7562
E-mail: prodriguez@athenstx.gov

 Philip Rodriguez, MPA

City Manager

 
 

The City Manager provides oversight and direction for all City departments, and serves as the chief executive officer for the City of Athens under the direction of the City Council.  This governance is known as the Council-Manager form of local government.  The City Manager provides professional leadership and direction for the day to day operations of the City, prepares and submits a balanced budget and a strategic plan to the City Council, and assists in developing and implementing the Council's strategic direction.  The City Manager also assists the City Council in the development and formulation of policies, goals and objectives, while keeping them informed of important community issues.

Appointed by the Athens City Council in March of 2015, Philip Rodriguez came to the City of Athens with over thirteen years of management experience in both local government and the private sector. 

Mr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas.  He and his family are grateful to be part of the wonderful Athens community.