Meet the City Administrator
Trudy Lewis is the City Administrator for Hutchins and has served in varied roles since 2016. Since that time Hutchins has experienced unprecedented growth including a tax base increase of 38%, residential development that will increase the city’s population by 84%, and a total increase of revenues of over 21%. As City Administrator, Trudy is responsible for the daily operations of the City including managing a staff of 80 employees, oversight of a $20 million annual budget and implementation of the City’s long strategic and long-range plans.
Trudy has 15 years of diverse local government experience including progressive roles with the cities of Ferris, Glenn Heights, Irving, and Arlington. At the foundation of Trudy’s career stands a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and a Master of Public Affairs Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has further honed her public administration skills by completing the Public Executive Institute at the University of Texas, Certified Public Manager Program from Texas State University, and the Public Finance Certificate Program from Texas Tech University. Trudy serves as a member of the Master of Public Affairs Program Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas Inland Port Transportation Management Association Board. She holds memberships in the International City/County Manager’s Association, Texas City Manager’s Association, and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.
Trudy is happily married to Barry Lewis, CPA. They have three awesome children: Amarie, Bradley, and Zachary.
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
(left to right: Councilmember Demarcus Odom, Mayor Pro Tem Raymond Elmore, Councilmember Gerald Hollis, Mayor Mario Vasquez, Councilmember Freddie Chism, Councilmember Steve Nichols)
Hutchins City Council
The Hutchins City Council consists of a Mayor and five Council Members who are elected at large.
City Council Meetings
Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 300 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
The City Council is currently seeking interested applicants for all boards and commission. A separate application is required for each board you are interested in serving.
Deadline to submit applications is June 24, 2019. Applications may be submitted to the City Secretary at email@example.com.
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 2019 will 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
May 2, 2020 General Election
The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Hutchins Community Center, located at 500 W. Hickman St., Hutchins, Texas. The first day you may file an application for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15 – February 14, 2020. Additional election related dates and information may be found at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml. Posted in accordance with Texas H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019.
Candidate Filing Requirements
Sec. 141.001. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. (a) To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state, a person must:
- (1) be a United States citizen;
- (2) be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable
- (3) have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
- (A) totally mentally incapacitated; or
- (B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
- (4) have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
- (5) have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
- (6) on the date described by Subdivision (5), be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected; and
- (7) satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.
Candidate information packet and applications for a place on the ballot can be obtained from the Office of the City Secretary beginning January 2, 2020. Period for submitting the application for a place on the ballot is between January 15, 2020, and February 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
VOTER AND ELECTION INFORMATION LINKS
- Dallas County Elections Department
- Voter Registration
- Texas Secretary of State Elections Division
- A Guide to Understanding the Election Process