WAXAHACHIE — A special session of the Waxahachie City Council has been officially called to discuss the employment of City Manager Paul Stevens.

The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the council chambers at city hall.

Council members will convene into executive session to seek confidential legal advice from the City Attorney Robert Brown and consider a separation agreement and a general release. Following executive session, the council will then reconvene into open session for possible action.

According to the City of Waxahachie website, Stevens became city manager on January 1, 2007. Prior to his role with Waxahachie, he served as assistant city manager for nearly nine years. He was hired by former city manager Robert Sokoll.

Before coming to Waxahachie, Stevens was the first city administrator for the City of Ovilla. He has also served as the assistant to the city manager and director of economic development for the City of Burleson, budget analyst for the City of Dallas and interned with the Town of Addison.

Stevens received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas.

As city manager Stevens responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the city.

City hall is located at 401 S. Rogers St. in downtown Waxahachie.