Deputy City Manager

Phillip UrrutiaPhillip is the Assistant City Manager of Community Services. Previous to the City Manager’s Office, Phillip served in leadership roles in Municipal Court, Purchasing & Fleet. Major Projects for the city he has worked on include downtown redevelopment, CIP project development and serving in the multijurisdictional response to COVID-19. 

Phillip was born and raised in Lubbock with short stints in Amarillo & Levelland. While in Lubbock, Phillip graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Political Science and later received a Master of Public Administration along with a designation as a Certified Public Manager. Phillip has also completed the FEMA Professional Development Series for Emergency Management. 

Organizational & Volunteer memberships: Texas City Management Association including serving as the 2020 Region 2 President, International City/County Management Association, Texas Tech Public Administration Association, and United Way of Odessa Board of Directors. Phillip was also a member of the inaugural class of Odessa’s Under 40 recognition program presented by Odessa Young Professionals.

Phillip is married to Michelle and they have one daughter. 


The following departments and divisions report to the Assistant City Manager of Community Services:

  • Community Development
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Municipal Court
  • Public Works
  • Utilities
  • Equipment Services
  • Development Services
  • Keep Odessa Beautiful
  1. Phillip J. Urrutia, MPA, CPM

    Assistant City Manager
    Phone: 432-335-4105