Office of the Mayor
Since being elected to lead the City of Boerne in May of 2019, Mayor Tim Handren has worked with City Council, Kendall County, Boerne Independent School District, and other publicly elected offices in our community to make sure we are well-positioned to address future needs and services as our community grows.
Mayor Handren identified his Top 5 list of priorities, which includes Communications, the Master Plan, the Unified Development Code, Water, and Transportation. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each priority and the progress made.
Click on the tabs below to learn about some of Mayor Handren's top priorities for his time in office.
As our community grows, we also understand our residents are busier than ever. Since taking office, the Mayor and several City Council members have taken a proactive role in creating public social media pages and updating them with pertinent information.
The mayor frequently records short videos, typically between 3-5 minutes long, after a City Council meeting explaining the biggest topics discussed and voted on. The content is shared on the City's primary Facebook page and YouTube. The Mayor, City Leadership and City Staff meet frequently with other community leaders to discuss topics and work collaboratively to address items of public concern. Click here to see City-maintained social media accounts.
Master Plan / UDC
The City’s Unified Development Code (UDC) project began in 2019 and was enacted in the summer of 2021. It was the first major project undertaken to implement the Boerne Master Plan updated in 2018. The UDC will combine various city ordinances relating to development into a single document. Click here to learn more.
In 2021, City staff also created created a comprehensive list of action items that City Council and staff utilize to help determine future direction and budget priorities. It includes not only plans from the original 2018 Master Plan, but also items from the 2017 Parks Master Plan and annual Capital Improvement Plan and is now subject to reevaluation each fiscal year based on budget and community priority considerations. Click here to learn more.
Formed in late 2019, the Kendall County, Boerne, Fair Oaks Transportation Committee is charged with developing a countywide transportation plan to mitigate current and future traffic congestion in Kendall County in a way that preserves cultural and environmental resources and promotes appropriate economic development. They will address three areas including:
- A short-range program of projects and operation improvements that can be implemented in the short run to relieve current congestion.
- A long-range program of transportation improvements and addressed current and planned travel demand.
- A program of recommended policies to guide the planning and design of the transportation and land use system within Kendall County.
Created by the Boerne City Council, the Kendall County Water Planning Committee is tasked with developing a water plan designed to moderate water consumption, protect water resources, seek out and evaluate potential new water sources, maximize efficient use of existing water sources and identify tools for water conservation.
Key guidance will come from models that forecast populations growth over the next 10 years and beyond, analysis of all potential potable water sources and best conservation practices. The end goal is to establish a water plan that can be institutionalized and promote responsible economic development while honoring our cultural history and sustaining the high quality of life that makes Kendall County home. Click here to learn more about the Water Committee.
The Boerne mayor is elected at large by Boerne residents and serves a two-year term with no term limits. The mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council. The mayor is recognized as head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes and by the governor for purposes of military law. The mayor may debate and discuss any matters before the council but only votes in the event of a tie. When authorized by the council, the mayor signs all official documents. The mayor appoints, with the advice and consent of the council, the members of citizen advisory boards and commissions.
Contacting the Mayor
The mayor meets with citizens and community groups by appointment only. Appointments with the mayor can be made by calling Patti Behrendt at (830) 248-1518. Have a question or concern? You can email Mayor Handren your questions or concerns or visit the Mayor's Facebook page.
About the Mayor
Tim Handren was born at Amarillo Air Force Base and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. After attending Texas Tech for two years, he was recruited by USAA and moved to San Antonio in 1986. While there, he completed his degree in Computer Science at St. Mary's University, graduating Cum Laude. Tim spent 21 years at USAA, ending his career as the Chief Operating Officer. In 2010, he partnered with a business colleague and started a brand new company focused on building jobs in the San Antonio Area. The small business grew to 800 employees over the next five years and was bought by a large international company in 2016. Those business experiences have given him deep understanding of both large and small companies and have prepared him to share his strategic planning skills and the ability to execute those plans with the great city of Boerne. Having also served on many not-for-profit boards, Tim is passionate about maintaining cohesiveness between business and community.
Tim and his wife, Anne, have lived in the Boerne area since 1999 and simply love the charm and feel of this historic area. Both love the outdoors and spend time jogging and walking the beautiful trails we have, as well as looking for more birds to add to Tim's life list. With a wide variety of hobbies and interests, Tim and Anne continue to explore activities and gatherings in Boerne, and look forward to meeting new people and experiencing new things. All of these wonderful life experiences will continue to contribute to Tim's passion and dedication as Boerne's mayor.
Tim Handren was elected Mayor to the City of Boerne, Texas, a Home Rule City, as of May 2019.