Joseph R. Pace

Title: City Manager
Phone: 254-857-4641
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City Manager of the City of Lorena The City Council of Lorena has hired Joseph R. Pace
as the next city manager. Joseph served three years in the United States Army Infantry before obtaining both a Bachelor Degree in Political Science in 1997 and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in 2004 from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

He began working for the City of Lorena on December 3, 2015. Prior to working with the
City of Lorena, he spent almost eight years with the City of Copperas Cove, where he served
as the Municipal Court Administrator, Junior City Planner, and ultimately as the Director of Parks and Recreation. Joseph served four years on the Copperas Cove Executive Staff and almost five years as the Tourism Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Copperas Cove
Chamber of Commerce

He also served as the City liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Youth Advisory Council,Cemetery Advisory Board, and various City employee committees. He has completed FEMA training (NIMS): 100, 200, 250, 300, 400, 634, 700, 702.a, and 800.

Asked why he wanted to work for the City of Lorena, he said, “A friend of mine, who had
previously lived in the City of Lorena, recommended the City to me. He raved about how
nice the people are in Lorena and how City Council and current City Management are motivated to guide the City into the future. After my first interview with the City Council, I knew that I had found the place where I wanted to work and live."

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