Aldermen enter contract negotiations with Kim Foutz
Salado aldermen voted unanimously at their Sept. 4 meeting to enter into contract negotiations with Kim Foutz, former assistant city manager for the City of Temple, to become the Village of Salado’s first full-time city manager.
Foutz is scheduled to begin work officially on Oct. 1.
Foutz is former assistant city manager of Temple, where she worked from March 2006 to February 2014.
At Temple, Foutz oversaw the public process, concept plan development, ordinance adoption and grant funding for several outcomes, including these:
• Temple Medical Education District partnership and development and grants
• East Temple Redevelopment Plan
• Downtown Master Plan
• Comprehensive Plan
• Unified Development Code
• Hike and bike master plan and grants
• Airport master plan and grants
• Downtown parking study
• Comprehensive study.
Prior to coming to Temple, she was Director of Economic Development for College Station (1999-2006), where she recruited one million square feet of office, retail and technology development representing more than $150 million in investment. She oversaw the planning, engineering and convstruction of three technology business parks on 768 acres.
She developed and coordinated incentive packages for $200 million of private development.
Foutz was City Manager of Midlothian (1997-1999) where she updated the comprehensive plan, improved standards and procedures for subdivion and zoning ordinance, implemented 3,500 acre annexation and brought a wastewater plant from non-compliance into compliance.
Foutz was City Manager of Lampsas (1992-1996) where she secured $6.3 million in grants and loans for water and wastewater improvements, represented the city in environmental hearings before state agencies, re-prioritized the budget to quadruple resources allocated to water, sewer and streets and developed a Historic Downtown Enhancement Plan.
Foutz holds a Master of Public Administration from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of North Texas.
She is a past board of the Teaxs City Managers Association, former member of the Texas Economic Development Council a liaison to the Tourism Advisory Board for the Downtown Development Association.