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January 27, 2011                                                                     Communications Office : 485-3110

Bruce Ure Selected as New Assistant City Manager

(VICTORIA, TEXAS) Deputy City Manager Charmelle Garrett selected Police Chief Bruce Ure to be the City’s next Assistant City Manager. Ure will assume that post on March 1, 2011.

“Bruce has been very successful in his 30-year career in public safety, including managing both police and fire departments where the responsibilities are always very demanding,” Garrett said. “There is no doubt that his experience in strategic planning, budgeting and departmental development have qualified him to transition to a role where he will manage several City departments.”

Ure is currently the Victoria Police Chief and is temporarily handling the administrative duties as Fire Chief until a new one is hired.

The City has 12 major departments that report to the City Manager. The Assistant City Manager works under the direction of the City Manager to provide administrative support to the City Manager and City Council. The City has had an Assistant City Manager position for more than 37 years.

Bruce Ure began his career in 1979 with Missouri City as a public safety officer.  Chief Ure has managed both police and fire departments in a chief's capacity over his 30 year public safety career. 

Chief Ure's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree from Western Illinois University; an Associate’s Degree from San Jacinto College, in Houston; a graduate of the distinguished Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland; as well as a graduate of the Leadership Command College at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University. 

Chief Ure holds a Permanent Peace Officer License for the State of Texas and a Master Peace Officer License. He is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education licensed instructor.  Chief Ure currently is a member of:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police 
  • Texas Police Chiefs Association
  • Leadership Command College Alumni Association
  • Victoria Rotary Club
  • Victoria 100 Club

More than 100 applicants applied for the Assistant City Manager position which has a starting salary range of $130,000  per year.