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Leander City Council unanimously selects new city manager

The position has been vacant since former City Manager Kent Cagle was let go in June.

LEANDER, Texas — The Leander City Council unanimously chose Rick Beverlin for the city manager position on Oct. 17.

Prior to his appointment to Leander city manager, Beverlin had served as the assistant city manager for Galveston since 2016. He was also previously the director of economic development for League City and the city administrator for the City of Kemah.

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The Leander city manager position has been vacant since the former city manager, Kent Cagle, was let go in June.

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In August, Cagle filed a lawsuit against the City of Leander, in which he claimed he was wrongfully terminated after reporting another city official, which would violate the Texas Whistleblower Act.

According to documents obtained by KVUE, Cagle also claimed that the city failed to pay him the full severance the contract required.

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Mayor Troy Hill said one of the main reasons for Cagle's termination was due to a lack of economic development in the city, according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman.

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