07/10/2022

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Lakeway City Manager Julie Oakley resigning for job at a national accounting firm

City Manager Julie Oakley is leaving Lakeway for a job at a national accounting firm, according to a statement she released Wednesday afternoon. Her last day in her current role will be Sept. 2.

Oakley called the new job a once-in-a-lifetime management opportunity for her professionally, and said it also will give her flexibility to help her care for her mother, who has been battling Alzheimer’s diseasein West Texas.

“I am proud of dedicating 12 years of my life to the City of Lakeway, serving as finance director, assistant city manager, and for the past three years as your city manager,” she said. “While I am very excited for this next step in my professional journey, I also know it will be difficult to move on from this amazing team, having worked with many city staff members for more than a decade.”

Oakley is the subject of a lawsuit by a Lakeway resident who is suing her and several city leaders, claiming Oakley did not meet the residency requirement for her job.

Christopher Levy filed the suit in district court on June 14 on behalf of himself and other voters, residents and taxpayers in Lakeway. The lawsuit alleges that Oakley, who was offered the job by the City Council in November 2019, does not live in Lakeway, which is required for the person in her position.