City Manager



Scott Sellers, City Manager

Scott graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2006 with a Masters Degree in Public Administration—City Management.  Before coming to Kilgore he served as the acting city manager for the City of Montrose, Colorado, and the assistant city manager for the City of Centralia, Illinois. 

Scott has a passion for building communities and for serving the public.  His economic development efforts have earned the International City/County Management Association’s Community Sustainability Award, and his innovation with the creation of a unified web-portal has been recognized nationally.  During his career, Scott has been involved in the creation and/or oversight of several Tax Increment Finance districts, a Business Improvement District, a Downtown Development Authority, streetscape and beautification projects, and historic preservation initiatives.  His work has resulted in the redevelopment of multiple downtown buildings and the infusion of millions of dollars into the local economy.    

Scott and his wife Amy have six children.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, an ICMA Credentialed Manager candidate, and candidate for the Certified Public Manager (CPM) credential through the University of Illinois. 


The City Manager serves as chief administrative and executive officer of the City and assures that all laws and city ordinances are enforced; and does related work as required. The City Manager appoints and removes all heads of departments and all subordinate officers and employees of the City, except as otherwise provided in the City Charter. The City Manager exercises control over all departments and subdivisions thereof created by the City Charter and City Council. The City Manager attends all meetings of the City Council, taking part in discussions and recommending Council action as appropriate and keeps the Council fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the City. The City Manager assures the annual budget is prepared and submitted to the City Council and assures the City operates within its budget. The City Manager executes deeds and contracts on behalf of the City when authorized by ordinance, resolution or motion of the City Council. The City Manager also represents the City in professional and civic organizations