James Hotopp

City Manager's Office
Title: City Manager
Phone: 817-598-4016
James Hotopp 2019

James has been with the City of Weatherford since January 2007 starting as the city’s Director of Water/Wastewater and Engineering.  He has also served in several other capacities since joining the utility system in 2007, including utility engineer and Director of Planning and Development.  He currently serves as a voting member of the Region C Water Planning group for the State of Texas.  In this role, the group prepares a regional water plan for a sixteen county group in North Texas.  This water plan is included as part of the State Water Plan. He was selected to the position of Assistant City Manager May 1, 2015 and City Manager on December 14, 2019.

James holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  

Prior to joining the City of Weatherford, James worked in consulting engineering.  In this capacity, James designed water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water pump stations, wastewater lift stations and distribution/collection lines.

James is married with three children.  James’ spouse is an employee of Peaster ISD and currently has one child in the district.  James is a member of North Side Baptist Church and volunteers with the Peaster Youth Association. 

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