Charlie McNabb has been selected by the Georgetown City Council as city attorney for the City of Georgetown. He is expected to start February 18.
McNabb comes to Georgetown after serving a total of 27 years with the City of El Paso, Texas, including 10 years as city attorney. A municipal law pioneer, McNabb obtained one of the first municipal law certifications from the Texas Municipal League. He also created the first in-house state legislative affairs function. Additionally, he served as legal advisor to the elected commission presiding over the first complete El Paso city charter revision in 40 years. His record of innovative thinking and his ability to successfully navigate challenges were key factors in his selection.
McNabb was selected after a nationwide recruitment effort conducted by Strategic Government Resources, an executive search and training firm. He was selected from a field of more than 40 candidates.
Mayor Dale Ross said, “We are extremely fortunate to have recruited a city attorney who has the extensive knowledge, experience, and proven leadership skills that Charlie brings to the table. I am confident that he will help take the City Attorney’s Office to a new level of excellence.”
McNabb holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center, studied graduate law and history at Rice University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
He is an active member of the legal community, serving as fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, founding fellow of the El Paso Bar Foundation, public policy fellow of the Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, and served as president of the Texas City Attorney’s Association.