Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the city. The City Manager coordinates and directs City activities, carries out policies set by the City Council and exercises control over all aspects of employment of city employees except those appointed by the City Council.
The City Manager presents the annual budget to the Mayor and Council and provides professional recommendations to help the City Council develop policy.
James Frizell Began his career with the City of Pauls Valley in March of 1981 as a patrolman with the Pauls Valley Police Department. After 8 years of service with the department he was elevated to the position of Dective in 1989.In 1992 he was appointed Assistant Chief of Police and in April 1993 he became Chief of Police. He served the community in this capacity until becoming City Manager in September 2001.