Corpus Christi has a Council-Manager form of local government. Policies are set by the Mayor and Council who are elected by the citizens. Policies are carried out by the City Manager. The Council decides what is to be done and the City Manager implements it with the assistance of the entire City Staff.
City Manager Services
Our web-based City Performance Report (CPR) is designed to show performance results for each department and establish accountability for performance.
Interim City Manager, Samuel "Keith" Selman
Samuel "Keith" Selman was born in Raleigh, North Carolina while his father was lecturing at North Carolina State University. Steering from a family tradition steeped in agriculture, Keith obtained a bachelor of science in the field of geography from the University of South Alabama and a masters degree in city and regional planning from Clemson University. After finishing his studies, which included a semester of urban design in Genoa, Italy, he applied his skills in the Peace Corps in the Solomon Islands where he advised provincial leaders on development issues.
For twenty years Keith served the City of Laredo in the Planning Department with fifteen years as the Planning and MPO Director. After retiring from the City of Laredo, he relocated to Clyde, Texas to serve as City Manager. He is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and Texas City Managers Association.