Garrett was appointed by the City Council as City Manager effective April 1, 2021. Garrett first served the City of Borger as Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem from 2005 - 2008. After his time on the City Council, Garrett worked as a Part-Time police officer until moving to a Full-Time Police Officer in April of 2010. Garrett worked his way up through the Police Department serving as a patrol corporal, patrol sergeant, administrative sergeant and finally as Support Services Lieutenant overseeing criminal investigations, information technology, public relations, animal services and state compliance. In June of 2018, Garrett became part of the City's management team as the Assistant to the City Manager where he handled special projects, including the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone. Garrett was was promoted to Assistant City Manager in October 2019.
Garrett earned both his Master of Public Administration (MPA) and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Public Manager. Garrett also holds a Master Peace Officer License and is a T.C.O.L.E. Instructor. Garrett has also held certifications as an Arson Investigator, Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector, Plans Examiner, and E.M.T. Basic. Garrett is active in the Panhandle City Managers Association, Texas City Managers Association, International City/County Management Association, and the Government Finance Officers Association.