EDC Executive Director Susan Cates resigns

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

It is not very often anyone gets a call out of the blue and asks if you want to take a job elsewhere. It so happened to Mexia Executive Director Susan Cates the day before Thanksgiving.
“The city manager with the city of Hutto got my name from networking in the economic network community and contacted me the day before Thanksgiving,” said Cates. “They asked me to come the week after Thanksgiving for an interview. We had a great phone conversation about the direction of where Hutto was going and I feel like my experience dovetails loosely with the rapid growth that they are experiencing from the outflow of the Austin metro area. With the rapid population growth and housing growth, my experience from my previous community of Ridge North and my two years of experience here in Mexia, we felt like we had a synergy.”
Late Monday afternoon Cates received a call from the city manager of Hutto.

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