Robert Gracia currently serves as City Manager for the City of Rosenberg, and is a lifelong Fort Bend County resident. He began his career as a public servant with the City of Rosenberg as a police dispatcher in 1980, and worked his way through departmental ranks, serving in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Administration, before being appointed as Chief of Police in 1988.
During his 25 years as Police Chief, Gracia served three separate times as Interim City Manager, ultimately being appointed City Manager in November 2013. Gracia oversaw the Rosenberg Police Department through vast community changes, and his varied experiences in the Department and community, including close work with crime victims, informed his sense of justice and shaped his leadership style. He focused on developing the Department around training, technology, and people, and built a first-class professional force which tirelessly works to improve the quality of life for the community as a whole.
Gracia earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from LeTourneau University, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. He has been active in service as a board member of the Greater Houston Computer Forensics Laboratory, president of the Harris County Area Chiefs’ of Police Association, and service on the Fort Bend Family Health Center and the Fort Bend Regional Council.
Bobby Slavinski has over 30 years as a licensed police officer dating back to 1974 when he started with the Rosenberg Police Department. He has also worked full time for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Richmond and the City of Stafford. He has also held Reserve Commissions for the City of Needville and for Fort Bend County Precinct One Constable A.J. Dorr. The highlight of his law enforcement career was graduating from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 177th Session, in 1994.
In 1996 Bobby was recruited by Leaman Building Materials (Home Lumber and Allied Concrete) for the position of Safety Director. He held that position until 1999 at which time he was promoted to Director of Human Resources. Currently he still is the Director of Human Resources for Leaman Building Materials, Inc.
Bobby has been active with several organizations during his careers which include, The Houston Metropolitan Criminal Investigators Association (Past President), F.B.I. National Academy Association (past Member), Fort Bend County Women’s Center (past Board Member), Fort Bend County Crime Victim Alliance (past Treasurer), Knights of Columbus Council #7445 (past Grand Knight), Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus (past Faithful Navigator), the Rosenberg Lions Club (past President), Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association (Board Member) and the Fort Bend County Fair Association (past President and Life Time Director).
Bobby Slavinski was born and raised in Richmond, Texas and has lived in Fort Bend County his entire life. He currently resides in Needville with his wife Karen and youngest daughter Olivia. His oldest daughter Chelsea and her husband Charles currently live in New Orleans, Louisiana and his middle girl Caitlin lives in the Meadows. He and his family are members of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Needville.
Lanny Hitchcock moved to Fort Bend in September 2007. Prior to his move, he lived in Harris County, where he was employed with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for over 32 years. Lanny recently retired from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 31, 2014, after 13 years as a Captain. He graduated the Basic Peace Officer Academy in November of 1981 and earned his first supervisory role as a patrol corporal in September 1987. During his extensive career with Harris County, he worked in both the jail and patrol bureaus. His years of experience include being a supervisor throughout most of the departments to include CID, with the majority of his time in the Law Enforcement Bureau. His most recent position was as a patrol captain, which he held for over 10 years. In December 1998, he graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, 195th Session. Currently, he holds an Instructor and Master Peace Officer license from the State of Texas.
While employed with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Lanny became well educated in the Civil Service Commission process to include participating in both the grievance and appeal process. He has testified in appeals on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office as well as the employee. Additionally, he’s participated in the Civil Service Promotional Process for the positions of sergeant, lieutenant and captain.
Lanny is married to Dawn and has two children, his son Jeremy and daughter Michelle, a daughter in law, Devanee and son in law, Andreas. He also has three grandchildren, Kaethe (Kay-Tah), Joshua and Reese. He enjoys family time, cooking, boating, hunting, wood working, lawn work, talk radio and RV’ing.