City Manager's Office
Michael Marrero has been with the City of Odessa since 1994, and currently serves as the City Manager.
Michael was named City Manager in May 2018. As City Manager, Mr. Marrero is responsible for all municipal functions for the City of Odessa. He oversees 40 Departments and Divisions within the City representing approximately 1,000 employees. Prior to becoming City Manager, he was a Deputy City Manager with oversight of several City Departments including Public Works, Utilities, Community Development, Code Enforcement, Keep Odessa Beautiful, Municipal Court, Building Inspections and Planning and Zoning.
Prior to becoming Deputy City Manager, Michael served as Director of the Community Development Department and Neighborhood Development Services for the City of Odessa. Michael and his staff were responsible for the administration and oversight of a variety of programs funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The CDBG program is primarily used by the City to provide for the housing and social needs of low and moderate-income citizens. The CDBG program has been used to provide area non-profit organizations with funding, to make improvements to local parks and streets, to remove unsafe vacant buildings, improve public facilities, provide effective Code Enforcement and for housing repair assistance to low-income residents. The HOME program has been utilized for a variety affordable housing assistance programs.
He received his B.A. from the University of Texas Permian Basin in Political Science and also received a Masters in Public Administration from Sul Ross State University. Mr. Marrero has been involved with Odessa Christmas In April, Project Blue Print, Leadership Odessa, the Tri-Ethnic Committee for the Ector County Independent School District, Odessa Homeless Coalition, Main Street Odessa, Habitat for Humanity of Odessa, Odessa LINKS, Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas, United Way of Odessa and the Family Health Clinic. Mr. Marrero is currently a member of Odessa Teen Court, Education Partnership, Odessa Downtown Rotary, International City Manger’s Association and the Texas City Manager’s Association.
The City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer of the City of Odessa. They are responsible to the City Council for the administration of all city affairs placed in his charge and manages the City on a day to day basis.
The following departments and divisions report to the Deputy City Manager of Community Services:
- Community Development
- Development Services
- Equipment Services
- Keep Odessa Beautiful
- Municipal Court
- Parks and Recreation
- Planning and Zoning
- Public Works
The following departments and divisions report to the Assistant City Manager of Administrative Services:
- Billing and Collection
- Building Services
- Risk Management
Contact the City Manager by filling out the online Citizen Response Form.