Michael Kovacs has served as the City Manager of Fate, Texas, for 4 years, and has over 20 years of experience in city management. He has directly supervised departments responsible for public works, police, fire, EMS, parks and recreation, finance, building, planning, engineering, and public information. Kovacs describes his management style as being a servant leader who is personally invested in the mission of the City, knowing and helping the staff, and focusing on the needs of the community and its elected officials.
Michael was last City Manager in Galveston, Texas, where he worked to further the city’s recovery from Hurricane Ike. Prior to Galveston, Michael was Asst. City Manager in Park City, Utah, the City Manager for Port Aransas, Texas, the Town Administrator in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, and the City Administrator for Presidio, Texas. Michael has a MPA and BA from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Michael and his wife, Fonya, have been married for 21 years. They have one son attending the University of Texas at Dallas, one son serving in the United States Army, and the youngest son is in public school.