Director of Technology and Operations
The technology department is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and executing or managing the activities of information technology procurement, architecture, implementation, administration, documentation, support and refresh/maintenance as well as oversight of and accountability for all technology assets of the City.
The operations department oversees the City’s daily business activities. It is responsible for managing its resources, developing and implementing an operational plan and ensuring that procedures are carried out properly. Additionally, regularly evaluates organizational efficiency and makes necessary changes to maximize staff productivity. This department also assesses the needs of the organization and finds ways to contribute to the big picture by ensuring daily operations run smoothly and as efficiently as possible.
Bobby Hurman presently serves as the Director of Technology and Operations for the City of Kemah. This hybrid of roles facilitates and promotes a higher level of productivity by introducing both written and oral guidance to our organization. But also adds tangible assets, often in the form of streamlining or automating redundant tasks as found and presented by users of our systems.
Bobby, while in the City of Kemah, has been at the forefront of a multitude of technology initiatives and proactive measures. These including creating procedures and protocols for effective utilization of both CJIS and non-CJIS computing systems; restoration of existing citizen and officer safety equipment used throughout the city, and a complete conversion of nearly a two-decade old analogue phone system to the now mainstream VoIP digital phone system used by most progressive municipalities.
Among Bobby’s other numerous accomplishments in his time with the City of Kemah, he also continuously eliminates many cost ineffective practices that have hampered overdue advancement. Always striving to be solution oriented, he has positioned himself as an effective asset in a variety of municipal operations and a readily available foundational support. This seemingly innocuous quality has proven itself invaluable in a variety of circumstances.
Initially positioned to oversee the direction of technology for the City of Kemah and its Public Safety division, Bobby was quickly moved to his current dual-titled position within a year of his tenure with the City of Kemah. This advancement was granted in lieu of the exemplary work effort demonstrated during likely the worst economic shortfall Kemah has ever experienced due to a global pandemic.