CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE Program 101-001-012
The City Manager is responsible for implementing and carrying out the goals and objectives set forth by the City Council, appoints members to the Civil Service Commission, and is responsible for the overall operations of the entire City. The Assistant City Manager (Administration) serves as Claims Manager, manages the Property/Liability Insurance Program for City employees, facilities and vehicles, serves as liaison to the DeSoto Texas Historical Foundation Board and to the Tri-City Animal Shelter, manages special projects, and provides administrative oversight of the Library, Parks & Recreation and Human Resources Departments. The Assistant to the City Manager manages special projects as assigned by the City Manager, and serves as liaison to the DeSoto Texas Historical Foundation Board. The Marketing Manager creates and maintains the Marketing Plan for the City, serves as the point of contact for media relations, and supervises the Public Information Officer. The Public Information Officer / Community Relations Manager serves as the primary point of contact for media relations, issues press releases and public service announcements, maintains the City public- access cable channel and social media sites, plans and coordinates public events, and serves as liaison to the DeSoto Arts Commission.
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES Program 101-001-013
The Assistant City Manager (Community Initiatives) manages neighborhood programs, community service programs, the solid waste contract and special projects, serves as liaison to the Tri-City Jail, and provides administrative oversight of the Information Technology Department, Municipal Court, and Action Center. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Program 101-001-014 Conducts health inspections of food service facilities, daycares, retail stores, semi- public pools and spas; Provides public health education and training courses; Issues permits and health certificates, and serves as a primary source of contact for public health matters.
ACTION CENTER Program 101-001-015
Provides customer service to walk-in customers and answers the City’s main phone line; Assists the Animal Control Division and Health Inspector with projects and programs; and, Issues some City permits.
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