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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Town Council Hires New Town Manager

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Trophy Club, TX (October 09, 2023) – The Trophy Club Town Council is excited to announce the hiring of Mr. Brandon Wright as the new Town Manager. He will begin his duties on December 11, 2023.

Trophy Club Town Council began searching for an experienced municipal leader in May. They embarked on a journey to find an exceptional Town Manager who would help bring change to the community—seeking an individual who is passionate about leadership and possesses adaptability and innovation. The Town hired Strategic Government Resources (SGR), a trusted partner, to manage the recruitment process, ensuring the selection of the perfect candidate. 

In line with their commitment to inclusivity, Town Council developed a Community and Partner Engagement Plan to gather valuable feedback from a diverse range of community members and Town partners. They aimed to identify the core qualities, skills, and traits that the community and partners believed would be essential for the success of the new Town Manager.

Additionally, Town Council invited Trophy Club community members and staff to actively engage and participate in the process by sharing their thoughts, comments, and feedback on what they consider important in this person and position. Mayor Tiffany and Town Council valued the input and believed that through this transparent collaboration, the future course of the community was outlined. 

There were over 71 applicants for the Town Manager position. That candidate pool was then narrowed to five finalists before ultimately selecting Mr. Wright, who will earn a salary of $229,500 annually. 

As the current City Manager in DeSoto, Mr. Wright serves as the chief official in charge of municipal operations, working directly with the Mayor and City Council on official City business. After working in Davenport, Iowa, Mr. Wright started in DeSoto in March 2020. Mr. Wright served as the City’s Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Administrator in Davenport. Mr. Wright also served as the City of Davenport’s Finance Director from 2012 to 2016 and Budget Manager from 2010 to 2012. 

Mr. Wright holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s in Communications from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Finance Officer and a Harvard University’s State and Local Government Executive Program graduate.

"We are looking forward to Brandon joining our professional staff as he uses his knowledge and experience as a leader in municipal government to move Trophy Club forward.  His significant experience in Government should prove invaluable as we continue our vision for Trophy Club."  Mayor Tiffany said.

Mr. Wright will begin in Trophy Club on December 11, 2023. The Town will host a Community Meet & Greet Reception in early January. Interim Town Manager Patrick Arata has effectively led Trophy Club, Council, and staff to ensure a successful transition for the Town and the Town Manager.

Town Council noted, "As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wright will lead all town departments, managing day-to-day operations, unwaveringly enforcing the Town Council's vision, policies, initiatives, and ordinances. In alignment with Trophy Club and Council, Mr. Wright will be the driving force behind the community’s shared Strategic Vision for the future of Trophy Club.” 


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