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City bids Garza farewell, Retirement “PAR-TEE” planned for Thursday

City staff and community members have planned a retirement reception for long-time Wharton City Manager Andres Garza Jr. 

Garza was appointed as the city manager on May 16, 1994, which makes this year his 27th year of public service in Wharton. 

Retirement plans were announced last September; however, Garza agreed to stay in his position until city council found his replacement. 


Council members appointed Joseph R. Pace as the next Wharton City Manager on May 10, leaving Garza the opportunity to again seek retirement. 

The retirement “Par-Tee” is planned for Thursday, June 10 at the Wharton Civic Center

The golf-themed reception will begin at 4 p.m. and carry through 7 p.m. 

Community members may “come and go” to wish Mr. Garza well as he embarks on his retirement journey. 

Wharton City Mayor Tim Barker told The County Gin he will dearly miss Mr. Garza’s guidance, but “wishes him the very best in retirement.”

For more information on Garza’s time in Wharton and city government career, visit The Gin’s exclusive story, “Garza announces retirement, leaving behind a legacy of public service.”

To view city updates, council meetings, agendas and more, visit www.cityofwharton.com.

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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