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105 W. Juan Linn St.
Victoria, Texas, 77901
Phone: 361-485-3030


Charmelle Garrett assumed the role of City Manager on March 1, 2011. She is the City's first female City Manager.

Garrett has been with the City for 23 years including roles as the Deputy City Manager from October 2006 through March 2011, and Director of Human Resources for the prior 16 years.

Garrett has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Louisiana Tech University, is a graduate from the Certified Public Manager Program at  Southwest Texas State and graduated from the ICMA Senior Executive Institute Program at the University of Virginia.

She served as Regional 9 President of the Texas City Manager’s Association in 2009, and prior to that was on the TCMA Board of Directors. Garrett is also a current member of the International City/County Management Association.

John Kaminski became the Assistant City Manager on March 17, 2012.

Kaminski has been with the City for more than 24 years and was the Director of Planning and Development Services since 1997.

Kaminski is an AICP Certified Planner with more than 25 years of professional experience. He began his career with the City in 1988 as a Planner I, and was promoted to various positions in the department until he was named Planning Director in 1997. He has been director since 1997 and remained director after the Planning Department was renamed to Development Services in 2008.

Kaminski graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He has extensive credentials in regional and statewide planning organizations and is a past President of the American Planning Association of Texas.