City of Copperas Cove Annual Report 2013 City of Copperas Cove Annual Report 2013 : Page 4

City Administration City Manager Andrea Gardner The Council appoints a City Manager, who is the chief administrative and executive officer of the City. The City Manager is responsible to the Council for the administration of all the affairs of the City. The City Manager was appointed on September 27, 2007 and operates under an employment con-tract. The City Manager’s Office works to ensure excellence and efficiency in service delivery to Copperas Cove citizens. City Secretary Jane Lees The Council appoints a City Secretary to maintain the records of the City and oversee a records management program. The City Secretary serves as the election official for all city elections and oversees the codification of all City ordinances. The Secretary gives notice of all meetings of the City Council and keeps a journal of the proceedings. The City Secretary was appointed on June 7, 2006. The mission of the City Secretary’s Office is to keep official records of the City and provide support services to the citizens. City Attorney Charles Zech, Law Firm of Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal The law firm was appointed by the Council in 2008 to represent the interests of the City, its elected officials and all of its employees. As the prior City At-torney and Deputy City Manager for the City of New Braunfels, Mr. Zech has experience with a wide variety of complex issues facing cities, including drafting and negotiating agreements and contracts, and handling day-to-day questions that arise regarding purchasing, bidding, open meetings, open re-cords, ethics, discipline, termination, and other employment issues. The law firm of Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C. has offices located in San Antonio, Austin and Harlingen. City Judge F.W. “Bill” Price The City Judge serves as the Judge of the Municipal Court. It is the mission of the Copperas Cove Municipal Court to interpret and adjudicate applicable laws and to support the local community by providing efficient and effective services through the promotion of justice. The City Judge is appointed by the City Council and operates under an employment contract. Municipal Court enforces certain misdemeanor criminal law and City ordinances within the boundaries of Copperas Cove and is responsible for filing and processing criminal misdemeanors and ordinance violations. Page 4 City of Copperas Cove 2013 Annual Report

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