MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL

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Mayor and City Council Vision Statement
To make Big Spring one of the most livable communities in America. To create a vibrant, progressive, clean city that rejoices in its diversity. To keep our citizens safe and secure, and provide an abundance of economic development opportunities while paying special attention to our unique environment.

Big Spring City Council

Mayor Larry McLellan District Map
Raul Marquez,J., District 1 District One Map
Carmen Harbour, District 2 District Two Map
Justin Myers, District 3 District Three Map
Steve Waggoner, District 4 District Four Map
Raul Benavides, District 5  District Five Map
Jim DePauw, District 6 District Six Map

 


Purpose


The Big Spring City Council provides legislative leadership in establishing ordinances, resolutions, and other polices designed to provide effective administration of City departments to ensure orderly development of the City and to promote the safety and welfare of the Citizens of Big Spring.  Big Spring has a Council-Manager form of local government. Policies are set by the Mayor and City Council, who are elected by the citizens. Policies are carried out by the City Manager. The Council decides what is to be done and the City Manager implements it with the assistance of the entire City Staff.

The Council wants to assure that any citizen may speak in support or against any item on the agenda and encourages the expression of all views before action is taken.  City Council meetings will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.  City Council Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Big Spring City Council Chambers located at 307 East 4th Street.

There are numerous City Boards, Commissions, and Committees established to provide advice to the Council on City matters. If you are interested in serving on a Board, Commission or Committee, contact the City Manager Office's in person or by calling (432) 264-2401, or review information and submit an online application.

 


City Council Profiles

LarryMcLellan.jpgLarry McLellan, Mayor
310 Nolan
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 267-5759
Fax: (432) 263-8310
Email: 
  


Larry McLellan was sworn in as Big Spring's mayor in May 2013.  Mr. McLellan has long been an active member of the Big Spring community.  He has served on numerous boards including the Big Spring United Way; Dora Roberts Rehabilitation Center; the Big Spring Police Academy; the Big Spring YMCA; the Rotary Club and the Big Spring Independent School District.  He also served on the Economic Development Board; and the Howard College Board of Trustees. 

Born in North Carolina, Mr. McLellan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina.  He is a member of the West Texas Pharmacy Association, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacies, and serves on the board of the Texas Independent Pharmacy Association.  Mr. McLellan is also a life member of the University of North Carolina Alumni Association and the University of North Carolina Pharmacy Alumni Association.  He is a licensed Pharmacist in both Texas and North Carolina.  Mr. McLellan is the owner of Leonard's Pharmacies and also serves as the Pharmacy Director for the Big Spring State Hospital.   Mr. McLellan is a member of the First United Methodist Church where he serves as a Lay Leader.

Mr. McLellan and his wife, Susan, have been married for thirty-six years.  They have two daughters, Kim McLellan Emerson of Fredericksburg and Leslie McLellan Proctor of Austin, and four grandchildren.

Click here to view the Mayor's blog.

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District 1

RMarquez_ProfilePhoto.jpgCouncil Member Raul Marquez, Jr.
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 816-1015
Fax: (432) 263-8310
Email:

 

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District 2 

Carmen_HarbourBW.jpgCouncil Member Carmen Harbour
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 264-2401
Fax: (432) 263-8310
Email:



Carmen Moreno Harbour was born in Big Spring, raised in Borden County, and attended Borden County ISD in Gail, Texas.  She graduated from Borden High School and attended Howard Junior College where she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Business.

Councilwoman Harbour worked for the Howard College Adult Basic Education Program teaching English as a second language both at the college and at GEO, formerly the I-30 Correctional Facility.  She also taught other programs including basic guitar and basic sign language.  She has worked at the Big Spring State Hospital, the Texas Department of Human Services and Permian Oil.  She was employed in the Administration Office of the Big Spring ISD for sixteen years before moving to Abilene and attending Hardin Simmons University.  While in Abilene, she earned a degree in Speech Pathology with a minor in Psychology and Deaf Education, worked at the Abilene State School Infirmary, and Abilene ISD as an interpreter and instructor in the Early Childhood Program.

Upon returning to Big Spring in  2010, Councilwoman Harbour began working for the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf as the Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs and the Financial Aid Coordinator.  She worked for an additional year with the Big Spring ISD before retiring in May 2011.

Councilwoman Harbour has worked with the American Heart Association for twenty years, three of which she spent serving as an officer.  She is a chartered member and has served as an officer for the Hispanic Women for Progress.  She is the President of the Secretarial Association's Big Spring chapter.  She is actively involved with the Howard County Sheriff's Posse and Rescue Unit, Howard County Youth Horseman, the YMCA Board of Directors, the Big Spring Herald Advisory Board, Crime Stoppers of Big Spring and the Lion's Club.  She is a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish where she serves as a council officer and a youth minister.  She is also active with the St. Vincent de Paul organization.  She is married to Jerry L. Harbour and they share four sons, Aron, Brandon, Bryan and Chad, as well as thirteen grandchildren.

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District 3

Justin.jpgCouncil Member Justin Myers
310 Nolan Street

Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 264-2401
Fax: (432) 263-8310
Email:

Councilman Justin Myers was elected to the City Council in May 2014.  Raised in Big Spring, Mr. Myers graduated from Big Spring High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.  After college, he returned to his hometown and began his career in banking.  He has been with the State National Bank as an officer for over ten years and serves as the current Vice- President. 

Mr. Myers has served on the board of directors or advisory boards for the Big Spring Economic Development Board, the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce, Big Spring Main Street Inc., and the Dora Roberts Rehabilitation Center. 

Mr. Myers and his wife, Sara, have two sons, Jake and Max.  His favorite quote - “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” --Albert Einstein

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District 4

Council Member Steve Waggoner
310 Nolan Street

Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 263-1234
Fax: (432) 263-8310
Email:

 

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District 5

Council Member Raul Benavides

310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Phone: (432) 267-2501
Fax: (432) 263-8310
Email:


Raul Benavides was elected to the Big Spring City Council in June 2013.  Mr. Benavides graduated from Sul Ross State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration for Marketing.  He his currently a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones.  

Mr. Benavides is a Board Member for the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce and also serves as the First Vice President on the United Way of Howard County Board of Directors.  Mr. Benavides and his wife, Dalia, have two children, Jonathan, 24, and Clara, 19, both of whom are currently attending Texas Tech University.  His favorite quote - “Persistence is omnipotent.” --Calvin Coolidge

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District 6

Council Member Jim DePauw
310 Nolan Street

Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 267-2501
Fax: (432) 263-8310
Email:

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