Amelia Sanchez was hired as the City of Elgin’s City Secretary in November of 2016. Amelia grew up in a small community, much like Elgin. She married her high school sweetheart, Cosme in 1968. He was later drafted into the Army, where they spent time stationed in Germany. They later moved to Austin, and then to Kyle to raise their 3 children. This is where Amelia began her career with the City of Kyle, Texas, where she remained for 22 years. Amelia began her career as a Utility Billing Clerk, then she was promoted to Building Permits Coordinator, and eventually became the City Secretary where she served from 2007 to 2016. Before beginning work with the City of Elgin, she briefly worked as a Member Services Analyst with the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Amelia is a member of the American Association of Notaries, the Texas Municipal Clerk's Association and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Kyle, Texas. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, grandchildren and trips to the Texas coast.