Chris Whittaker is excited about his new role in Angleton government. Whittaker’s great project management and organizational skills were major factors for his hiring, Angleton Mayor Jason Perez said. The 26-year military veteran’s leadership and stability is a good fit for the council, Perez said. Whittaker’s tenure at Rockdale brought 15 grants worth roughly $5 million to improve the city, he said. City projects included improving the YMCA and fixing aging infrastructures, he said. “I have over 30 years of leading and helping people,” Whittaker said. “I plan on working with department heads and the council to help this community move forward.”Whittaker begins in Angleton on March 16.