Council Appointees
The City of Port Arthur functions under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council performs the legislative and policy functions and appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Court Judge.
Brian McDougal - City Manager
Phone: (409) 983-8101
Fax: (409) 982-6743
E-Mail: brian.mcdougal@portarthurtx.gov
The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. He makes all appointments, other than those made by Council, supervises all department heads, and interprets the policies set by the Council. He is the Council's chief advisor and keeps its members posted on policy matters that need their attention.
Sherri Bellard - City Secretary
Phone: (409) 983-8115
Fax: (409) 983-8128
E-Mail: citysecretary@portarthurtx.gov
The City Secretary is the official secretary of the Mayor and City Council. She records the minutes of all City Council meetings, countersigns all checks issued by the Finance Director and orders departmental audits when necessary. The City Secretary appoints the Municipal Court Clerk and Municipal Court Deputies, subject to City Council confirmation, and in coordination with the City Manager, supervises and coordinates the functions of the Municipal Court. In addition, the City Secretary conducts all municipal elections and administers the records management program.
Valecia 'Val' Tizeno - City Attorney
Phone: 409) 983-8126
Fax: (409) 983-8124
E-Mail: val.tizeno@portarthurtx.gov
The City Council and all City officers, departments, boards, agencies and commissions call upon the City Attorney for legal advice; and the Attorney also represents the City in all litigation and legal proceedings, drafts all ordinances (advising Council on such ordinances) and passes upon all legal instruments in which the City may have an interest.
Kermit Morrison - Municipal Court Judge
Phone: (409) 983-8686
Fax: (409) 983-8759
E-Mail:
The City of Port Arthur Municipal Court Judge presides over the Municipal Court. The Municipal Court is responsible for Class “C” charges under traffic and law enforcement and any code of ordinance violations within the corporate limits of the City of Port Arthur.


















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