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Galveston County
Council approves Brent Spier as city administrator
News Release
Friday, August 10, 2018

CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas – At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 7, the Clear Lake Shores city council unanimously approved a contract for Brent Spier to serve as city administrator.

Spier is currently town manager in Seelyville, Indiana, and is expected to begin his new duties in mid-September. Spier has held the position in Seelyville since being named its first-ever town manager in 2002. As such, he oversees all personnel; and is responsible for the operation of the town including water and sewer utilities, and street department, and is the town’s liaison in various government positions. He serves on the Vigo County Area Planning Commission, Vigo County Emergency Management Committee (Chair), and Local Transportation Planning Committee. He is a member of state-level legislative and policy committees with Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM), a multi-year member and former President of the IMMA (Indiana Municipal Management Association) and was named Utility Manager of Year in 2010 by the Indiana Rural Water Alliance.

“Brent brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading a similar sized town as Clear Lake Shores,” said Michael McNamara, Clear Lake Shores mayor. “We conducted a thorough search for our next city administrator, and Brent exhibits all of the qualities and qualifications we were looking for. The entire city council was impressed with Brent’s background, and we feel he will bring tremendous value to Clear Lake Shore.”

Prior to becoming town manager in Seelyville, Spier was a special project coordinator for Special Blanks, Inc., and served as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana; and has a Certified Public Supervisor Designation from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

About the City of Clear Lake Shores
The City of Clear Lake Shores is nestled along the Clear Creek Channel in Northeast Galveston County. The community of approximately 1,600 residents embraces its unique spirit, preserves and affirms its distinct identity, and fosters responsible growth and economic development. Learn more at

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