Mount Rushmore with Clay Pearson, City of Pearland, TX

It’s Mount Rushmore season for ELGL members. We’re asking you for your top four (or five) list on a variety of topics.


Clay Pearson

City Manager – City of Pearland, TX

Connect: LinkedIn & Twitter


City Departments

No way. They are all faves.


Texas Foods

  1. Banana Pudding
  2. Beers from an ice house
  3. Gringo’s Mexican
  4. Red Fish from the Gulf of Mexico
  5. Central Texas BBQ’s Cuban sandwich

Office Pet Peeves

  1. “The city manager told me to do this.”
  2. Slow technology
  3. Unnecessary paperwork
  4. Bad charts
  5. No page numbers on docs

Issues Facing Your City

  1. Growth management
  2. Staffing up and developing team
  3. Accomplishing major park, road and utility projects
  4. Internal systems development and improvement
  5. Budget management in high-growth community

Vacation Spots

  1. Kansas City
  2. Istanbul
  3. Chicago
  4. Stockholm
  5. Tokyo

Supplemental Reading