City Manager


"Quality processes, well-executed plans, measurable targets, and a commitment to our future will lead the City of Ferris to the forefront. I look forward to leading that charge as City Manager." — Brooks Williams, City Manager


Brooks is a results-oriented, strategic leader with approximately two decades of management experience in the public and private sector who joined the City of Ferris in 2019. Brooks has a proven track record in turnaround situations, in various stages of progress, in which he was responsible for bringing distressed organizations back from the brink of failure and setting them on a healthier course.

Brooks has overseen budgets of approximately $200 million in operations and $200 million in capital expenditures, while leading more than 2,500 employees. Mr. Williams strengthened the financial stability of the city by eliminating a deficit, tripling the fund balance, and assembling a team to achieve zero audit findings. Aside from this financial turnaround, under Mr. Williams’s tenure, the City was able to provides actionable reporting to the City Council, had consecutive years of General Fund surplus: all leading to improving the city’s financial rating to AA-.

In addition to his strong financial stewardship, Mr. Williams has extensive experience in quality and performance excellence initiatives. He serves as an expert resource on transformational change within organizations and serves as a Board Member of the Quality Texas Foundation Board of Directors. Quality Texas is a nonprofit organization that assists businesses, hospitals, schools, government agencies and nonprofits improve their performance.

Mr. Williams is a Baldrige, Six-Sigma, and Continuous Improvement expert and has served in such roles as Regional President, Chief Performance Officer, Sr. Vice President, and Vice President. Mr. Williams has served as a Volunteer Firefighter and Police & Fire Department Chaplain.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Brooks Williams City Manager (972) 544-2110