Jim Callaway joined the City of Sugar Land in November 2001. He became Assistant City Manager in 2014. Most recently as Assistant City Manager, he was responsible for the annexation of the master-planned Greatwood and New Territory communities on Dec. 12, 2017. He oversaw the implementation of providing high-quality city services to an additional 30,000 Sugar Land residents while still maintaining one of the lowest tax rates in Texas.
Callaway was instrumental in the development of annexation policies and service agreements with the nine municipal utilities districts (MUDs) that served Greatwood and New Territory in 2007. He led the City’s successful Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) negotiations with the MUDs. Upon annexation, the MUDS were dissolved and the city took over those services.
In 2009, Callaway managed the annexation and services planning for the Riverpark annexation and dissolution of Fort Bend Municipal Utility District No. 1.
Callaway also led the City’s negotiation team for establishing a Redevelopment Agreement for the Imperial Sugar Redevelopment Project and the creation process for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones Numbers 3 and 4. He continues to serve as the City’s team leader for Municipal Utility District and other Special District agreements and negotiations.
During his tenure here, Callaway developed a fully functional City Planning Department and successfully recruited a City Engineer, resulting in new engineering capabilities and focus on infrastructure reviews and Capital Project development within the Engineering Department.
Prior to joining the City of Sugar Land, Callaway served as Development Services Director for the City of College Station, responsible for the management and direction of similar programs. He holds BA Degree and a Master of Urban Planning Degree from Texas A&M University.