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City of Myrtle Beach welcomes second assistant city manager

NOVEMBER 6, 2023

The City of Myrtle Beach is returning to two assistant city manager's to provide better supervision and assistance to our departments. Please give a Myrtle Beach welcome to Josh Bruegger! Josh is trading the Lone Star State for the Palmetto State. A Houston native, he comes to Myrtle Beach as a Sam Houston State University graduate. He began his career as a Pasadena, Texas, police officer in 1998, and climbed the ranks until he was appointed Chief of Police in January of 2019.

As Chief of Police for the Pasadena Police Department, Bruegger oversaw more than 300 officers, 100 civilians and an annual PD budget just shy of $60 million. During his time as chief, he obtained his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management. Bruegger retired to accept his new position in Myrtle Beach as Assistant City Manager after 25 years of service with the Pasadena Police Department. He is currently working on his second Master's Degree in Public Administration from Texas A&M University.

The City of Myrtle Beach now has two Assistant City Managers, Brian Tucker and Josh Bruegger. Bruegger will directly oversee the Myrtle Beach Police Department, Fire Department and Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism Department. Tucker is over other departments including Construction Services, Planning & Zoning, Capital Projects and the Convention Center.

"We're excited about relocating to Myrtle Beach to be part of this great, beach community with all of its exciting opportunities," Bruegger said. He and his wife, Alexis, have three children: Preston, Lexi and Emilee. They also have a sheepadoodle and three cats. He enjoys traveling, camping and trying new restaurants in his spare time.
Welcome to the team, Josh! The city’s staff has grown, as has the population served, so re-filling this position now allows for more communication, oversight and involvement among the departments and senior staff.