The office of the City Manager handles the general administration of the city and executes the policies and objectives of the City Council. The city manager is directly responsible to the mayor and City Council. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the city by coordinating all city department activities and functions.
City Manager, Gayle Cook
The City of Seabrook City Council appointed Gayle Cook as its new city manager effective December 1, 2013. Council unanimously agreed to promote Cook who had been serving as the City’s Deputy City Manager since December 2011.
Cook has an extensive history with the City of Seabrook and first joined the organization in 1992. She served as the City’s Purchasing Agent and Acting City Secretary in 1993. In 1996 Cook left Seabrook for the private sector but then returned in 2002 to accept a position in Human Resources. In 2006 Cook was promoted to Human Resources Director and then in 2011 was promoted to Deputy City Manager.
Cook is a graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a Bachelors degree in government. She has earned her Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification with the Society of Human Resources as well as her certification as a Certified Public Manager (CPM) from the Texas Certified Managers Program. Cook is a member of the Texas City Management Association and the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association. She has been married to her husband Kevin for 22 years and has three wonderful boys.
Assistant City Manager, Sean Landis
Sean Landis was named the Deputy City Manager in December 2013. Landis first joined the City in 2005 working in Community Development. He continues to manage the Community Development Department while working directly with Cook and Council on citywide projects.
Landis has been with the City of Seabrook since 2005. He previously worked for the City of West University, the City of League City and the City of Sugar Land bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role.