City Manager

      Glen A. Martel is the City Manager of Live Oak, Texas, located in the San Antonio metropolitan area. Here he is responsible for implementing council policy and direction; focusing attention on community goals, capital projects, and strategic planning; and directing daily operations efficiently and cost-effectively.

      Martel leads 124 full-time-equivalent employees in public safety, residential solid waste sanitation services, wastewater services, public improvements, infrastructure repair and maintenance, recreation and community activities, and general administrative services with an annual budget of $44.5M.

      Further, Martel provides leadership as the Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation, focusing attention on city goals, major projects, and long-term considerations such as capital improvement projects, land use development, capital financing and strategic planning.

      Previously, he was Assistant City Manager of Missouri City, Texas, located in the Houston metropolitan area, where he managed $330M infrastructure with an annual budget of $20M and led over 100 personnel.

      Additionally, Martel served in the US Air Force and National Guard from 1983 until 2022. His distinguished career garnered him the rank of Brigadier General. His extensive service included the position of Assistant Adjutant General - Air for the Nevada Air National Guard where he was responsible for developing and coordinating all policies, programs and plans affecting 1,200 Nevada Guard personnel, and the C-130, Combat Training Squadron and Distributed Common Ground Station weapons systems. He administered $200M in infrastructure, $270M in aircraft with a $100M annual budget.

      He concurrently served as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Director for Logistics, Installation and Force Protection, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia where he supported and advised the Deputy Chief of Staff.

      Martel achieved a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. Additionally, he completed Strategic Studies, Air War College, through Maxwell AFB, Alabama. In 2019, he received a National Security Fellowship from Syracuse University and holds Professional Engineering licensing in California and Nevada.

      In his free time, Martel enjoys spending time with his wife of 33 years. Together they have two grown children. Daughter, Tasha, is a grant specialist for the State of Nevada, and son, Tristan, is currently serving in the US Navy completing aviator training in Texas.

      City Manager
      Contact Glen Martel: (210) 653.9140, ext. 2261

      City Hall
      City of Live Oak
      8001 Shin Oak Drive
      Live Oak, TX 78233

        Assistant City Manager

        Assistant City Manager
        Anas Garfaoui - (210) 653-9140, ext. 2286

        Anas Garfaoui joined the City of Live Oak as the Assistant City Manager in April of 2022. Prior to his current position, he was with the City of Katy. Anas is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Public Administration and received the Certified Public Manager designation through the University of Houston.

        The Assistant City Manager is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management of the city.

        Some of his duties include:

        • Answering citizen complaints and concerns
        • Administering the Code Enforcement Program
        • Administering the Planning and Zoning activities of the City
        • Administering the Board of Adjustment activities of the City
        • Coordinating projects with the City Engineer
        • Provides information to the City Attorney regarding issues concerning the City
        • Assists with the major projects and long term contracts regarding city services and service provision
        • Attends all Planning and Zoning, Board of Adjustment, and Economic Development Committee meetings
        • Administers the City’s Comprehensive Plan
        • Administering the Municipal Court
        All city offices use one address:
        City of Live Oak
        8001 Shin Oak Drive
        Live Oak, TX 78233

          City Secretary

          The City of Live Oak’s City Secretary Office is the official repository for all City Council actions, records management, and election preparations. The Office of the City Secretary supports all departments within the City, but the primary function is the daily management, which includes accurate posting, recording and documentation of official city actions, property and insurance program for the City, attending meetings and recording the minutes, holding City elections and keeping current on all changes of election laws.

          The Department of the City Secretary is responsible for the following areas:

          • Elections: Scheduling and overseeing all City Elections in accordance with the Texas Election Code
          • Record Management/Retention: Acting as custodian of all office records of the city in accordance with Texas Library & Archives.
          • City Council, Ethics Review Board and Parks and Recreation Commission meetings: Giving notice of meetings, preparation of Agenda’s and Minutes.
          • Ordinances: posting, assigning an identification number, scanning the documentation and maintaining the codification process.
          • Resolutions: posting, assigning an identification number, and scanning the documentation.
          • Public Information Requests: Processing the requests for public information
          • Ethics Ordinance: Ensuring that ethics violation procedures are adhered to.
          • Alcohol and Coin Operated Machine permits: Ensuring notification to the businesses, collecting fees and assigning permits.

          Staff Contact Information:

          City Secretary TRMC
          Isa Gaytan – (210) 653-9140 ext. 2213