Paul Hofmann joined the Bush School Department of Public Service and Administration as an Associate Professor of the Practice for the fall semester of 2022. In that capacity, Paul will be providing programmatic leadership for the new Bush School Program in City and County Governance.
Paul earned a BA in Political Science in 1981, and an MPA in 1983, both from Texas A&M. An internship with the City of Austin City Manager’s Office in 1983 became a fifteen year career with the City of Austin, including twelve years with the Austin Public Works Department where Paul led a team responsible for planning and implementing the city-wide capital program. Upon leaving the City of Austin in 1998, Paul enjoyed serving as the city manager or city administrator for the Texas cities of Alvin, Kerrville, Castroville, Bellaire, and Bastrop, and as Assistant City Manager for the City of Sugar Land.
During his 39 year career, and active participation with the Texas City Management Association, Paul has established countless lifelong professional friendships, including with several former co-workers who have served cities as city managers. Paul’s interests include professional ethics, leadership, sustainable development, and establishing relationships of trust between elected and appointed officials.
Paul is married to Barb, whom he met while in graduate school at Texas A&M.