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Johnny Huizar was born on November 10, 1964, to Herminia and Manuel Huizar at the Jourdanton Merc Hospital. He attended Poteet ISD where he graduated in 1983; after graduation, Mr. Huizar attended San Antonio College where he studied Construction Technology for two and a half years. After getting married and having children he began working in construction. In 1988 Mr. Huizar was hired by the City of Poteet where he began his municipal career.
In 1990 Mr. Huizar was hired on at the City of Pleasanton as a maintenance worker in the Water Department and worked his way to becoming a meter reader. Mr. Huizar continued his education through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) program where he received all his Water and Wastewater certifications. Through the completion of his certifications and sheer diligence, Mr. Huizar was then promoted to the Wastewater Plant Superintendent, a position he held for 18 years. During his tenure he oversaw two wastewater plant expansions, the completion of a two-and-a-half-mile regional sewer line project, and the initiation and completion of a 5-year TCEQ sewer system evaluation agreement. All these accomplishments extended the life of the wastewater plant expansion which was completed in 2000.
In 2013 Mr. Huizar made a lateral transfer back to the Water Department to fill the vacant Water superintendent position. During this time, he completed his Class B dual certification in Water and Wastewater. In 2014 Mr. Huizar was promoted to the Public Works Director, where he oversaw the completion of the Crestline water tower. In 2016 Mr. Huizar served as the interim City Manager and after several months of serving the Pleasanton City Council saw fit to appoint Mr. Huizar as City Manager. During his tenure, Mr. Huizar has managed the completion of Pleasanton’s new Fire Station as well as the purchase of three brand new fire trucks. Mr. Huizar also oversaw the completion of several Streets Department CIP projects, numerous water projects, and launching of the Atascosa River Park Renovation Project.
Johnny Huizar is the very epitome of hard work and dedication. He has served his community for the past 30 years and is committed to making Pleasanton a beautiful place to live.