Meet the City Administrator
City Administrator Responsibilities
The City Administrator oversees all administrative tasks necessary for city operations. Hired by the city council, she supervises city departments, maintains the city budget and represent the municipality in a variety of settings. She researches issues important to the city and advises the mayor and council on the best course of action
Duties of the city administrator include:
- Supervising enforcement and execution of the code of ordinances, city policies, and council directives
- Providing general supervision and direction of the administration of the city government
- Employing persons for positions which have been approved by the council
- Obtaining such specialized and professional services deemed necessary by the council
- Preparing and assembling the department heads’ proposed budgets
- Assisting the council in establishing long-range goals for the city
- Representing the city in all negotiations properly entered into in accordance with law or ordinance
- Promote good relations with the citizens of Hutchins and its civic organizations to ensure that citizens’ complaints, inquiries, and needs are given prompt attention and timely response
An Officer of the City
The City Secretary is an officer of the city, appointed by the City Council and working under the supervision of the city administrator. The position of the City Secretary is a statutory position required by state law. In addition to statutory duties, the city secretary serves as the director of the Office of the City Secretary, which oversees election administration, records management, public information, and the appointment process of boards and commissions. The Office of the City Secretary also provides an administrative aide for the City Council.
The Office of the City Secretary is the administrative agency responsible for the care and maintenance of all of the City of Hutchins records. This office houses all legal transactions, minutes, agendas, deeds, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, franchises and a vast array of other historical and regulatory information. The city secretary is designated as the city’s records management officer by both state and city ordinance.
The City Secretary is responsible for developing and administering a records retention and destruction policy as required by state statute. Please send all Information Requests to City Secretary Cynthia Olguin firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Hutchins is a general law city. The Mayor and five Councilmembers are elected at large for two year terms.
Welcome to the City of Hutchins.
It is an honour to serve the City of Hutchins as your mayor. Your City's municipal government provides a high level of service including police and fire protection, water and sewer services, street maintenance and garbage and recycling services to name a few.
The residents of Hutchins, Texas, can be certain that the City Council, staff, and I are taking steps to maintain and improve the quality of life for our residents. Progressive accomplishments are realized by the shared efforts of your City Council, citizen advisory boards and commissions, community organizations, business organizations, residents and our city employees.
The Council and I will continue to work to make our community a special place. We are happy to have you as a part of Hutchins, Texas.
- Mayor Mario Vasquez
Hutchins City Council
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City Council Meetings
Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Hutchins City Hall – Council Chamber, 321 N. Main St. City Council meetings are open to the public and citizen input is welcome. Citizens may speak at Council meetings on any agenda item and may also speak regarding items not listed on the agenda during "Citizen Comments" by completing and submitting a speaker card. Comments are limited to 3 minutes.
Boards and Commissions
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE ON BOARDS & COMMISSION
If you are looking for a way to make an impact in your community, serving on one of the many Boards and Commissions here in Hutchins is a geat way to do so! Please see the flyer and application below, or contact our City Secretary at email@example.com. Current members seeking reappointment must apply by May 3rd. First time applicants must apply by June 1st.
To drop off or mail your application:
City Secretary’s Office
City of Hutchins
321 N. Main St.
PO Box 500
Hutchins, TX 75141
Applications received will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration and appointments for 2021will be made at a Regular City Council Meeting in July.
If you have any questions, please contact the City Secretary at 972-225-6121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agendas & Minutes
The City of Hutchins is a General Law Type A city. The mayor and city council members are elected at large for two-year terms. In an even-numbered year, the mayor and two city council members are elected. In odd-numbered years, three city council members are elected.
For information on the City of Hutchins’ elected officials, office terms, and other information posted in accordance with Texas H.B. 305 click here.
2023 General Election
The general election for members of the City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May. Find additional election-related dates and information at:
The May 6, 2023, General Election, for the purpose of electing three (3) council members at large, will be held at the Hutchins Community Center, located at 500 W. Hickman St. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 18 to February 17, 2023. Find additional election-related dates and information at:
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
Election Code Sec. 141.001. https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.141.htm
May 7, 2022, General Election
The City of Hutchins General Election will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for the purpose of electing a mayor and two city council members at large for a two-year term. The period for submitting the application for a place on the ballot is between January 19, 2022, through February 18, 2022, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Hutchins City Hall – Council Chambers, 321 N. Main, Hutchins, Texas 75141.
April 25 – April 29 Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm
April 30 Saturday 8 am to 5 pm
May 1 Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
May 2 -3 Monday and Tuesday 7 am to 7 pm
Election Day: May 7, 2022, 7 am to 7 pm at the Hutchins Community Center, 500 W. Hickman, Hutchins, Texas 75141
Dallas County voter locations:
Registered voters of Dallas County may vote at any Dallas County Elections vote center. Polling locations will be made available through this webpage as soon as they are determined by Dallas County Elections. Election information may be found on the Dallas County Elections website www.dallascountyvotes.org
Early Voting Totals
– Please click on the link to Dallas County Elections: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/early-voting-roster-reports/2022-05072022/
Dallas County Elections Department https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/
Voter Registration https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/voter-information/register-to-vote/
Texas Secretary of State Elections Division https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml
A Guide to Understanding the Election Process https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/pamphlets/largepamp.shtml