Business Network - Apr 19
Join Business Network for breakfast, coffee, networking and guest speaker, Don Magner, City Manager of Richardson!
Don Magner’s service as City Manager began March 1, 2022. As City Manager, Magner is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the activities of all City departments. His staff leads the financial and budget management process for the City and directs the City’s planning efforts. His staff also conducts research, develops policies, and evaluates potential public programs and services in accordance with direction provided by the City Council.
Magner began his career with the City in 1996. His service includes time in the Human Resources, Building Inspection, Community Services and Development Services departments. While serving in these capacities, he was instrumental in the development of the City’s first Neighborhood Integrity and Vitality Strategy, which includes many of the City’s neighborhood revitalization and engagement programs and services still active today. Magner moved to the City Manager’s Office in 2012, where he has held positions as Deputy City Manager, First Assistant City Manager and Assistant City Manager.
Magner earned a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs’ Public Executive Institute, the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Leading, Educating and Developing (LEAD) Program, and the North Central Texas Council of Government’s New & Emerging City Managers Program.
Magner is a graduate of Leadership Richardson Class XX, the Richardson Citizens Police Academy, the Richardson Citizens Fire Academy and Leadership North Texas Class 10. He is an active member of the International City Management Association, the Texas City Management Association, the North Texas City Management Association, the International Economic Development Council, and the Urban Land Institute.
Magner serves on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Commission and Ex-Officio Board of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
Magner is the fifth person to be named to the position of city manager since the City’s adoption of a council-manager form of government in 1956.