City Manager's Office

In accordance with the Lakeway City Charter, the City of Lakeway operates as a council-manager form of government. The mayor and six councilmembers are elected officials and serve as the legislative body of the city. 

The city manager is responsible for the proper administration of all City affairs. The city manager and assistant city manager work closely with the City Council and the department directors to provide the highest level of service for the residents and businesses of Lakeway.

Joseph Molis

City Manager for the City of Lakeway, Texas
November 2022 - Present

Joseph Molis 2021Joseph Molis is the City Manager for the City of Lakeway.

City Council voted in favor (6-0) of accepting the appointment of Joseph Molis to City Manager for the City of Lakeway at the City Council meeting on Nov. 21, 2022. Joseph started with the City of Lakeway in late 2020 as Assistant City Manager and served as Interim City Manager from September through November of 2022.

Prior to this, Joseph worked for the City of Harker Heights for over 10 years, ultimately becoming the Director of Planning and Development in 2015. His time at Harker Heights has allowed him to gain valuable experience in urban planning, strategic planning, economic development, commercial and residential development, and mapping.  Joseph is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and a member of the Texas State University Public Administration Advisory Board.

To date, Joseph is spending his time with the City of Lakeway getting to know the City to help prioritize its Comprehensive Plan goals, learn the culture of the local government and its people, identify the key stakeholders within the region, and begin developing the necessary relationships that are critical in accomplishing the City of Lakeway’s Mission: To enhance the quality of life for our family of citizens within our available means by providing and facilitating safe, quality services, programs and facilities, while preserving our history and protecting our natural resources.

Joseph was raised in the Austin area and received his B.S. in Geography and Geographic Information Systems from Texas State University. In 2019, he received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Texas State University.   Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, reading, and enjoying all things Star Trek and Star Wars in his spare time.