San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued the following statement in response to City Manager Sheryl Sculley's announcement that she is retiring:
"Sheryl Sculley has been a truly outstanding city manager. She has delivered 13 years of exemplary fiscal stewardship. Under her leadership, San Antonio has become the best-run big city in the country.
I thank Sheryl for all that she has done for the City of San Antonio. Her outstanding service has made San Antonio government more efficient, more cost-effective and a national model.
Our well-run city government has played a major role in attracting economic development, improving the city's infrastructure and providing a better quality of life for our residents.
Being city manager is a tough job. After 13 years on the frontlines making difficult and controversial decisions, Sheryl has more than paid her dues as the longest-serving city manager in San Antonio's history.
I respect her decision to retire, and I appreciate her willingness to stay on as city manager during the transition process to ensure a smooth beginning for her successor.
Sheryl instilled a new level of professionalism, and developed an extraordinary strong team of talent, dedicated executive leaders. Several of them are clearly qualified to assume the role of city manager.
I will work with my City Council colleagues to launch a selection plan immediately.
We will ensure that San Antonio has the best possible executive leadership and maintains the tradition of strong professional management and fiscal stewardship while respecting the will of the voters."