City Administration


City Administrator, Dr. Jeff Brasher

Dr. Jeffrey L. Brasher grew up and graduated from Seymour High School in 1987.  Early in college Dr. Brasher realized he had a strong desire to coach and assist in the academic and athletic success of all students and entered into the educational field in 1992.  Dr. Brasher and wife Kim have four children, Gabriella who is a Registered Nurse at Trinity Christian Schools in Lubbock, Logan who is serving in the United States Army, Colby a Freshman Engineering student at Midwestern State University, and Knoxx a first grader at Seymour Elementary.

Dr. Brasher began his career as a professional educator after graduating from Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1992.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a minor in Biology, he returned back to school and completed a Master of Education and Doctorate Program in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University in 1999 and 2007 respectively.  Dr. Brasher is a certified Biology and Physical Education teacher and has also attained certification in mid-management and as a superintendent.

After graduating from MSU, Dr. Brasher taught and coached at both Chillicothe and Shallowater Independent School District.  While teaching and coaching in Shallowater Dr. Brasher attended Texas Tech University and pursued a Masters in Educational Leadership.  While serving Shallowater ISD for four years Dr. Brasher completed his Master’s Degree in 1999.  After graduation Dr. Brasher accepted the position as High School Principal with the Anton Independent School District.  After several years with AISD, Dr. Brasher was given the opportunity to become the middle school principal in the 4A district of Levelland.  While Dr. Brasher served as Middle School Principal in Levelland he attended Texas Tech University and completed their superintendent program in the fall of 2004.  After receiving superintendent certification Dr. Brasher has since served as the superintendent of the Veribest ISD, Brady ISD, Gainesville ISD, and Fredericksburg ISD. After retiring from public education in June of 2021 Dr. Brasher has accepted the opportunity to return to Seymour to serve as the City Administrator in the community that he loves.

During Dr. Brasher’s tenure as an educational leader he has been characterized for his pursuit of exemplary standards in academics, as well as his focus on creating and maintaining first rate facilities and partnering with the community to improve the overall quality of the organization.

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City Secretary, Lauren Bush

Lauren Bush is City Secretary, Treasurer, one the City’s three Investment Officers and Municipal Court Clerk.  She also fulfills the duties of Planning & Zoning Administrator, Code Enforcement Supervisor, Economic Development, and Team Builder.

Lauren was born and raised in Baylor County and attended Seymour ISD. She began work with the City of Seymour in October of 2013 and had served as Economic Development Director before assuming the position of City Secretary in October 2023.

The City Secretary’s duties include supervising the Utility Billing Department, coordinating and conducting all City Elections, assisting in Purchasing Agent duties, maintains municipal records, serves as ADA officer and acts as Secretary for the Mayor and the City Council Members.  The City Secretary coordinates, attends and records all City Council meetings and any subcommittee meetings as well. Lauren composes agendas, meeting minutes and Resolutions and Proclamations. She enrolls all Ordinances and Resolutions and maintains the City Codes.

Lauren provides administrative support to Judge James Castagna as the Municipal Court Clerk.

The Utility Billing Department, also under Lauren, is staffed by Nita Hons and Kendall Hibbitts. The Utility Billing Department provides billing services for Water, Sewer, Electricity and Garbage in the City of Seymour as well as coordinating airport hanger leases and serving as the central communication hub for personnel working at City Hall.

As Code Enforcement Supervisor and Planning & Zoning Administrator, Lauren takes on the duties to ensure violation notices are sent concerning Public Nuisances and handles Substandard Structure actions. All rezoning requests and zoning inquiries are fielded by her as well.

Team Builder activities are important to ensure a healthy working relationship between all departments, Administration, Council Members, and the Mayor. Activities include recognition of years of service, quarterly employee appreciation luncheons, and organized service activities such as community parades and events.

Finally, Lauren continues to serve as the Economic Development Director for the City of Seymour and endeavors to create and build the economy of Seymour in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, the Seymour Community Development Corporation (of which she serves as the executive director), and City administration. In the winter of 2023 Seymour will be home to “The Office”, a remote work center at 510 N Donald. It will be equipped to offer remote work offices and remote educational spaces. This was an endeavor made in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission, NorTex Regional Planning Commission, and the federal Economic Development Agency EDA. Over $100,000.00 was granted to the City of Seymour to encourage remote work within our community.

Lauren serves the community of Seymour on many boards, personally and by proxy, as well as privately and publicly.  She is an executive board member for the NorTex Regional Planning Commission, the Cross-Plains TXDOT Commission, Rolling Plains Management Corporation, Baylor County Action Group Meals on Wheels, Texas Midwest Community Network City representative, a Lions Club Member, and a mentor with the Seymour Youth Leadership Program alongside Joy Self.  In the summer, Lauren volunteers with 4H to provide summer art lessons.  She also serves in her church in Kid City teaching ages 4 through 13 on Sundays and Wednesdays.

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Finance Director, Mary Griffin

Mary Griffin has been employed by the City of Seymour as a Finance Director since November 1998. She previously worked for Gene Robinson’s Chevrolet dealership as their full-time bookkeeper.

Mary coordinates financial reports, reconciles bank accounts, and supervises all Accounts Payable and Payroll activities with her Assistant, Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist Suzanne Shumate. Together, Mary and Suzanne coordinate all financial statements for Federal and State agencies and vendors as well as provide reports that are required for grants that the City has applied for and received.

The Finance Department provides expert support to the City Administrator on all matters regarding budgetary, insurance and employee benefits information and supplies all financial data to the City Auditor on an annual basis.