For the past several months, the Saginaw City Council has reviewed applications and interviewed applicants for the vacant position of City Manager. After an extensive review and consideration, the Saginaw City Council unanimously approved a contract at the December 5, 2017 City Council meeting to appoint Gabriel “Gabe” Reaume as the new City Manager effective January 1, 2018.
Gabe Reaume has served the City of Denison, Texas, since April 2015 as Director of Community & Development Services. His leadership responsibilities included Planning & Zoning, Building Inspections & Code Enforcement, Parks & Recreation, and the Denison Public Library. He previously served the City of Sugar Land, Texas, in several capacities for six years. Gabe began his public service career with the City of Denton, Texas, in the Budget Office as an unpaid intern.
During his time with the City of Denison, Mr. Reaume helped create the city’s housing task force, which oversaw efforts to invest and reinforce the city’s aging housing stock. He also worked with Denison’s housing programs and a Section 108 loan that the city used to acquire funds for needed street repairs and improvements. Through this program, which allowed the city to use its annual funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program to repay the loan over the next decade. These two projects were among the accomplishments Reaume said he is proudest of. “Really, I think what Gabe has done is help push us through some important initiatives for the city,” Denison City Manager Jud Rex said, noting that Reaume served on one of the city’s leadership teams.
Gabe was raised in rural Michigan and has longstanding family agricultural roots. He earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Texas, where he serves on the Public Administration Alumni Board. Gabe met his wife, Cori (a fellow UNT MPA alum), at a Texas City Management Association conference several years ago. Cori serves the City of Justin, Texas, as City Manager. They have four children between the ages of 1 and 10. The entire Reaume Family is very excited about joining and relocating to the Saginaw community.
Gabe Reaume succeeds longtime Saginaw City Manager Nan Stanford who recently retired July 7, 2017 after 41 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Saginaw, Texas (almost 18 years as City Manager). Mr. Reaume’s first day of work with the City of Saginaw begins January 2, 2018. Saginaw City officials and staff are excited and look forward to working with Mr. Reaume.