The City of Schertz has appointed Charles Kelm as its new Assistant City Manager. The announcement was made to Schertz City Council at the Tuesday, May 7 meeting. Charles joins the city after serving as a Principal and Executive Director of Project Execution for Alpha Facilities Solutions where he provided strategic guidance to teams and project managers in facility condition assessment, capital planning, maintenance management, investment strategy, space planning services, and lifecycle management delivery. Charles brings with him extensive leadership and financial management skills and has built and lead diverse teams in designing, developing, scheduling, and deploying large programs and projects.
“The City of Schertz is very pleased to have Charles Kelm join our team as the new Assistant City Manager,” commented City Manager, Mark Browne. “He brings many years of experienced leadership that will greatly benefit our citizens, city council and staff. We are indeed fortunate to have someone of the skill and ability of Charles on the Schertz team and look forward to the positive impact he will have on our community.”
Charles served in the United States Air Force from 1996-2017, retiring in the rank of Colonel as the Deputy Director and the Senior military leader of the Air Force Civil Engineer Agency (AFCEC). He is a registered Project Management Professional and Engineering-in-Training (TX) and was recognized as an Air Force Federal Engineer of the Year and Top 10 DoD Engineer of the Year. Charles was also awarded the Legion of Merit, several Air Force Meritorious Service Medals and other decorations for his service.
Charles has a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington DC; Master of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis MO; Certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, DC; and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He is a Distinguished Graduate from the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
“My family and I are extremely excited and humbled with the opportunity to serve alongside the women and men of Schertz who have dedicated themselves to caring for the City and for those who call it home,” commented Kelm. “As the newest member of the team, I am most excited about tackling the challenges of our community and helping navigate the growth we anticipate in the future.”
Charles Kelm’s official first day of employment with the City of Schertz was Monday, May 13.