City Manager

Bill Hill 210.493.3478

Key Documents
City Manager Welcome Letter 

Ordinance Establishing City Manager
Ordinance No. 139

City Manager

Bill Hill has served as the City Manager for the City of Shavano Park since 2013.  Shavano Park is located in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area, approximately 12 miles north of downtown San Antonio. The City is a Type A General Law City operating under a Council/City Manager form of government consisting of five council members and an elected Mayor.  The City Manager supervises the staff, which is manned with professionals who are dedicated to our mission of providing outstanding customer service in a cost effective manner. The city maintains its own water system, provides fire and EMS services, police protection, street maintenance, public works, and a municipal court. 

While serving as the City Manager, the City of Shavano Park has received a number of recognitions and accomplishments.  These include:

  • Police Department earned “recognized status” under the Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices Program – 2018
  • Shavano Park consistently recognized among the top cities for safest place to live and quality of life in the San Antonio area
  • Shavano Park Fire and Water Department are awarded an ISO rating of 2 on November 1, which places them in the top 10% in Texas and the top 3 % across the United States.
  • Updated the Town Plan (2018) and City Council approved by ordinance the as a comprehensive planning document to guide the City for the next 5-20 years
  • Extensive Economic Development along the two business district corridors (Loop 1604 and Lockhill Selma)
  • Population growth from approximately 3315 (2013) to 4030 (2019) residents = 21% growth
  • Grand Total Net Taxable Value of all properties rose from $843,786,295 (2013) to $1,324,452,185 (2019) = 36% Growth
  • Average residence taxable value rose from $567,826 (2013) to $714,124 (2019) = 20.5% Growth
  • Approved plan for the improvement of NW Military Hwy by TxDOT with construction scheduled to begin in late 2020 or early 2021 (Plan includes a continuous turn lane, bike lane and sidewalk)
  • Government Finance Officers Association Budget Award – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • Tree City USA recognition - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Scenic City recognition (5-year certification) – 2016
  • Firewise USA Community designation – 2016
  • In 2018, the City was recognized as the fourth community in Texas to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a certified “Community Wildlife Habitat”
  • May 10, 2019 the new aerial ladder truck was received and training for the new truck began with all members of the Fire Department. The ladder truck was officially put into service on July 2, 2019 – This significantly increased the ability of Shavano Park to combat fires

Prior to Shavano Park, Bill served in the Army for 30 years retiring as a Colonel.  Key assignments included: the Chief of Staff at U.S. Army South, responsible for coordinating all Army activities in Central and South America; the Director of Operations for 3rd Army which was responsible for coordinating support activities supporting Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Middle East; and serving as the City Manager (Garrison Commander) of Fort Hood (2007-2010) where 1 in 10 active army Soldiers were stationed during the war height of the war. 

Bill is an active member of both the International City Management Association and the Texas City Manager’s Association, where he served as the TCMA Region 8 President in 2017-18.

He holds a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University, a MBA in Individual Financial Planning from City University and a MS in National Security Strategy.  Bill and his wife, Kathleen have a son, Captain Will Hill, U.S. Army, and 2 daughters, Mary Anna and Caroline.

Here to Serve!