Kathleen Weisenberger was hired as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Portland in 2019.
Prior to coming to Portland, she was the Chief Performance Officer in Missouri City, Texas. In that role, she worked to spearhead citywide programs and projects related to performance improvement, transparency, and achievement of strategic goals. She oversaw the city’s strategic initiatives, including departmental business planning, strategic planning, and oversight of the Tourism Division and municipal golf course.
She spent four and a half years with the City of Austin, where she worked in the City Manager’s Office, Fire Department, and Solid Waste Services. In addition to her experience in municipal government, she has worked in government at the state and federal levels. She has lived and worked in China; Athens, Greece; and Washington, D.C.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Ms. Weisenberger holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a focus in politics and diplomacy. She has a master’s degree in international affairs with a focus in policy from the Bush School of Government & Public Service. An active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), she has also completed the Leading, Educating, and Developing (LEAD) program on the dynamics of crafting a high-performance organization through University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.