Our Town Wolfforth: New leaders share vision for city growth

Published: Oct. 18, 2022 at 8:46 AM CDT
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WOLFFORTH, Texas (KJTV) - There’s a new look at Wolfforth City Hall. After a lengthy search, Randy Criswell was hired in January as the new city manager.

“Wolfforth is a place of great excitement and anticipation — to be the city manager of this community today, and for the next many todays, hopefully, is really exciting to me,” he said. “I feel like that God has put me in a place that I’m suited for, and vice versa, and I’m going to do the absolute best that I can do to do everything that we need to do here as quickly as I can get it done.”

Criswell replaced Rick Scott, who took on double roles as interim manager and police chief. While his job with Wolfforth Police has remained the same, he is now assistant city manager.

Cheif Scott says Criswell is not only qualified for the job, but their strengths compliment each other.

“His background and his knowledge is exactly what the City of Wolfforth needed. I’ve been a police officer for well over 30 years, and that’s what I know,” Scott said, “Randy comes in as a city manager with that expertise in that field, and that’s what he knows — and, that’s what we needed here.”

For Scott, his split duties provide quite the balancing act.

“It’s difficult from the perspective: that it keeps you busy, and I don’t think there’s a free minute in the day, but so rewarding to be involved in all pieces of the city government,” he said.

Another shift in the leadership team is Terri Robinette. She’s not new to the city’s staff, but is now the city secretary.

“Terri Robinette, who’s recently been appointed city secretary is going to be one of the best in the state,” Criswell said. “I can tell you right now Rick Scott probably is one of the best, he may be the best police chief in the state.”

Not all of the City’s vacancies are filled. Criswell says Wolfforth is looking for a new Director of Economic Development.

“(The new position) will then allow us to focus, and to pursue, and to define and to strategize the type of economic development that we want to see in Wolffoth, Texas, and then go after it and get it!”

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