Bo began his service to the City of Hewitt on January 28, 2019. He is extremely excited to help the City of Hewitt continue its steep tradition of excellence and positive growth. Hewitt is a very desirable community to be a part of, and I look forward to serving the community over the next several years.
Before being appointed as City Manager in Hewitt, Bo was the City Manager of Bellmead, TX, from 2012 to 2019, the City Manager of Page, AZ, from 2002 to 2012, and the City Manager of Hobbs, NM, from 1994 to 2002. Bo began his career in municipal government in 1988 with the City of Hobbs, NM.
Bo is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. He is a member of both the ICMA and TCMA. He was named Man of the Year by the Bellmead Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Also, he is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Management. He has served on various committees at the state level in New Mexico and Arizona.
Jim Devlin began serving as the Assistant City Manager in January of 2023 after 28 years of law enforcement experience. Jim began his career with the City of Hewitt in 2009 as the Deputy Chief of Police and was promoted to Chief of Police in 2012, where he served for the next eleven years.
Jim has been a part of the tremendous growth of our community, implementing and planning with other city departments to provide excellent service not only in the police department but across all city services. Jim is committed to ensuring positive growth and excellence while providing a sense of community for the city.
Jim currently serves as the Director for the MCC Law Enforcement Academy, is a Board Member for the MCEAD 911 District, member of IACP and TPCA – serving as the past Region 9 Director. Also, he is a graduate of the University of Charleston with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership and a graduate of the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration Management College.
Wanda comes to us with over 27 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, holding positions as Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Deputy City Secretary.
A recent accomplishment that she is excited about is being the recipient of Duncanville’s City Manager’s Awards for the “Kent Cagle – Gold Glove” for her excellence in customer service and teamwork, focusing on honesty and accountability. A quote from her former City Manager says: “Wanda exemplifies a “can do” attitude, always willing to assist. She makes the city and everyone who works here a “Champion.”
She began her career as a school secretary, becoming the executive assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of School Operations. She continued her career from the Waco Independent School District to serve at La Vega Independent School District, ESC Region 12 Service Center, the City of Bellmead, the City of Duncanville, and currently with the City of Hewitt.
She is a current member of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association. She served on the Central Texas Chapter of Municipal Clerks committee, compiling a quarterly newsletter sharing helpful information to keep the networking strong between our cities. She is always looking for new challenges and professional growth through training and collaboration among colleagues.
She enjoys spending time with her two children, three grandchildren and traveling.