The Brownwood City Council appointed Emily Crawford as City Manager on April 14, 2015. In her service as the City Manager, Crawford is responsible for the daily operations of the municipal organization. She manages a staff of approximately 300 employees and a budget of over $35 million.
Emily reports to the Mayor and a five-member Council, and serves as the chief executive officer across 34 operating departments serving a population of nearly 20,000 residents.
Previous to her appointment as City Manager, Emily served as the Assistant City Manager, as well as the Executive Director for the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation. Emily was the Tourism & Marketing Manager for the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Public Relations Coordinator for Brownwood ISD prior to joining the City.
Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Wellness Promotion from Texas State University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from Abilene Christian University in June of 2021. She completed the Public Executive Institute from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, UT Austin. Emily serves on the Brownwood Education Foundation Board and volunteers at church and her son’s school.
Emily and her husband, Scotty, have been married for 24 years. They have an adult son and daughter-in-law and a teenage son. They enjoy traveling, hosting dinner parties, running, and attending concerts.