Following a comprehensive, months-long search, the City of Anna has hired Jim Proce as City Manager. Proce begins his new assignment on Sept. 10.
With more than 35 years of experience in a variety of municipal disciplines, Proce was most recently director of business development and strategy for a national civil engineering firm and an independent consultant. He has previously served as assistant city manager, public works director, transportation manager, and vice-president of a regional water control district. His career has included positions in Florida and Texas. He started his career in engineering and public works, occupying virtually every position in that profession.
Proce’s background in planning and development, construction management, public works, utilities, emergency management and preparedness, innovation, and related areas holds much promise for Anna, as the City is undergoing unprecedented growth and development, according to Mayor Nate Pike.
“Jim’s extensive experience in these critical areas is what we were looking for,” said the Mayor. “With his varied background, we’re looking forward to Jim helping guide Anna through the next phase of growth and beyond.”
A Credentialed Manager by the International City Management Association, Proce holds a fellowship in the Public Works Leadership Institute of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and is also a site evaluator for the association’s accreditation program. He holds multiple certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s management institute.
He currently serves on APWA’s National Leadership and Management Committee as well as the Texas Public Works Association Board of Directors for North Central Texas. Additionally, Proce is an adjunct instructor for the Certified Public Managers program at Texas State University.
He has previously served on a number of committees and boards the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the Public Works Council, the Public Works Emergency Response Team and the Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee.
Proce earned a Bachelor of Science from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and an MBA from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He completed the senior executives of state and local governments program at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. He was recognized by the APWA in 2016 with the Top Ten Public Works Leader Award and the APWA Community Involvement Award in 2011.
He has been married to with his wife, Irene, for 36 years, and the couple has two children, Gabriela, a student at the UT Arlington and Joseph, a student at the University of North Texas.