Boerne is chartered as a home rule city (PDF) and operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council appoints a professional manager to administer city operations and to serve as the chief executive officer of the city. The City Council is responsible for city legislation and policy-making. In general, the job of the city manager is to see that all laws, ordinances, and policy directives of the City Council are carried out.
Boerne's city manager is responsible for the appointment of all city employees, with the exception of the City Attorney. The manager makes budget and other recommendations to the City Council and advises the council of the city's current conditions and future needs.
About the City Manager
Ron Bowman began his career with the City of Boerne in 1980 as Administrative Assistant to the City Administrator. He served in that capacity until June of 1983 when he was appointed to be the City Administrator.
In 1995 the citizens of Boerne voted to become a Home Rule City, and Mr. Bowman was named the City of Boerne's first City Manager. He has just completed thirty-nine years of public service to the City of Boerne. Ron was born and spent his first 19 years in the former Panama Canal Zone. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree both from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.