Tyler city manager accepts position in Dallas

Published on Friday, 1 August 2014 14:02 - Written by

Tyler City Manager Mark McDaniel has accepted an assistant position with the City of Dallas.

McDaniel will serve as the assistant city manager in Dallas. McDaniel will start his new position on September 2 and will oversee Streets Services, Sanitation Services, Dallas Water Utilities, and Equipment and Building Services.

McDaniel was among four finalists for the Fort Worth city manager’s position in Febuary. But a fter going through interviews, the Fort Worth City Council decided to have a search firm seek more candidates, according to a news release.

McDaniel has been Tyler's city manager since January 2009 and has worked for five cities during his 27-year career.

"Mark has been a phenomenal city manager. Under his leadership the organization has flourished - so it is not surprising that he is being recruited by a larger city. Our success through the recent recession is directly attributed to his unique combination of municipal leadership experience, financial background and people skills," former Mayor Barbara Bass said in a news release from earlier this month.

In December, the Tyler City Council approved a 5.44 percent increase for McDaniel, raising his total compensation package from its current $202,000 per year to $213,000 per year.

Among McDaniel's successes are "leading Tyler to becoming one of the first cities to implement a Lean Six Sigma program throughout the organization, maintaining one of the lowest tax rates in the state, attaining a AAA bond rating, developing an award-winning internal training department, implementing a 20-year comprehensive community plan, and keeping the city free of any general obligation (tax-supported) debt," according to a news release.

More details will be reported as they become available.