E.A. Hoppe was named city manager effective June 1, 2021 after previously serving as Kerrville’s deputy city manager since 2016. During that tenure, he was instrumental in the creation of the Kerrville 2050 Comprehensive Plan, oversaw the city’s Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Engineering, and Economic Development department heads, assisted in the creation of the city’s first tax increment finance zone, negotiated numerous economic development agreements, and coordinated many other activities along with the city’s leadership team.
Hoppe, a Hill Country native, earned an undergraduate degree in economics with an emphasis in finance and business administration from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a Master of Pubic Administration degree with a specialization in local government and financial management from the University of North Texas. He was a Summa Cum Laude honoree at both universities after graduating as salutatorian from Smithson Valley High School. He also holds a graduate certificate in municipal planning and development from the University of Texas at Dallas, and is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Senior Executive Institute and the University of Texas Public Executive Institute.
Hoppe began his civic career in 2005 with the City of Richardson, Texas, where he was a management analyst and assistant to the city manager before becoming assistant director of community services in 2011. He was named city manager for Bulverde, Texas, in 2013 and served in that capacity until coming to Kerrville in 2016.
Hoppe is a member of the Texas City Managers Association (TCMA) and the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA). He served as the TCMA Region 8 president in 2018 and on the statewide TCMA board in 2018-19.
Hoppe and his wife, Ashley, have two boys, Patrick and Kolby.