Buda Hires Key Staff Positions
BUDA, TEXAS — The City of Buda recently hired a new director for its Parks and Recreation Department and a new development project manager.
The City selected Anthony “Tony” Host (pictured) to be director of Parks and Recreation, and began his duties Jan. 17, and Brian Dyer as development project manager, who will begin Jan. 30.
Host, who grew up in Buda, joins the City of Buda with a significant amount of municipal experience. Host previously worked for the cities of Austin, Fort Worth, and Hutto. He also was spent time working in the private sector. Host obtained Project Management Certification from the University of Texas at Austin, and he studied business management at Hill Junior College in Hillsboro, Texas, and Tarrant County Community College in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dyer, who most recently served as project manager for Liberty Civil Construction in Austin, previously served as land development manager for Meritage Homes in Austin and was a project manager for Yantis Company in Buda and for C.C. Carlton Industries, Ltd., in Austin. Dyer earned his bachelor of arts and sciences degree in economics from Loyola University in Chicago, graduating magna cum laude, and earned his master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
“We are very excited for Tony and Brian to be joining the City of Buda’s staff. With all of the municipal experience that Tony brings, he should have a smooth transition into the Parks and Recreation slot,” Buda City Manager Micah Grau said, adding, “The development project manager is a new position that was added this year to strengthen the partnership between the City of Buda and the development community. This position will focus on serving as the point of contact for desirable commercial projects and businesses looking to grow in Buda, and it is jointly funded between the City and the Buda Economic Development Corporation.”
The City of Buda is home to about 18,000 residents and has earned designations as a “Texas Main Street City,” “Tree City USA,” “Bee City Affiliate” and “Platinum-Level Scenic City.” Buda is situated along the Interstate 35 corridor in Hays County, has 14 parks and a historic downtown district where residents and visitors alike can shop, dine, relax, and breathe easy here.
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