WAXAHACHIE — After almost four hours in executive session during a specially called meeting of the Waxahachie City Council, Michael Scott was named the interim city manager for the City of Waxahachie.

The Sept. 7 appointment comes roughly three weeks after four of the five city council members agreed to a separation agreement with then-city manager Paul Stevens during a specially called session Aug. 25. The contract approved Thursday night will go before the full council Sept. 18.

“First of all, I am humbled because it is a big responsibility. The fact that the council would have confidence in me to pick up the torch and carry it forward is humbling,” Scott said. “I think that there are some great things we can do. I think that Waxahachie is poised for great things and I am excited to be apart of that.”

According to his profile on the city website, Scott began his career in 2002 as the downtown director and later assumed the position of director of planning for the City of Waxahachie. He then moved into his role as the assistant city manager in Jan. 2007 under Stevens.

Scott graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor degree in political science.  He previously worked as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Scott and his wife, Karen, have two boys, Jonathan and Ian.