CITY OF LEWISVILLE: Lewisville City Manager announces retirement

CITY OF LEWISVILLE: Lewisville City Manager announces retirement_60f1c485858a0.jpeg

City of Lewisville issued the following announcement on June 18

Lewisville City Manager Donna Barron this week announced her retirement effective Jan. 31, 2022. Barron has been Lewisville’s manager since 2014 and has been with the city since 1990.

Barron is the seventh person to serve as Lewisville’s city manager, and the first woman to hold the position.

Mayor TJ Gilmore praised Barron for her leadership.

“Donna has unwaveringly focused on two things as city manager – building a culture within the organization that allows our city staff to excel, while providing outstanding city services to residents,” Gilmore said.

“While I personally will miss her steady leadership, she has ingrained our Lewisville 2025 vision plan into every part of the city staff and will leave us with an incredible foundation for our next chapter. I wish her all the best.”

Barron joined the City of Lewisville as Human Resources Director in 1990 and was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 1996 by then-manager Chuck Owens. A native of West Texas, she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Woman’s University in 1982 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Texas Tech in 1984.

She previously worked for the cities of Lubbock and DeSoto before coming to Lewisville.

“I stayed in Lewisville for 31 years because of the great people I have had an opportunity to work with, both within the organization and in the community,” Barron said.

“The City team members have been family to me, making this a bittersweet decision. I know the leadership team is strong and will continue to successfully more forward on the Lewisville 2025 plan.”

Barron will remain as City Manager through January 2022. Lewisville City Council has approved using Ralph Andersen & Associates to conduct a national search for the city’s next city manager.

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