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City Manager's Office

The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of Council policies and priorities. The City Manager’s Office provides leadership and direction to all departments of the City, coordinates the official business of the City Council, submits and administers the annual budget and capital improvement programs, and acts as liaisons among the City Council, citizens, and the City organization.

  • City Manager: Todd Hileman

    Todd Hileman was appointed City Manager of Denton in November 2016. Hileman previously served as Village Manager of Glenview, IL, a north Chicago suburban community with a population of nearly 50,000, since 2004. Hileman has led a transformation of business practices in Glenview to emphasize efficiency, customer service, and innovation. In previous assignments, he served as City Manager and Assistant City Manager of Avondale, AZ, from 2000 to 2004 and as City Administrator for the cities of Delavan, WI and Vandalia, MO. His local government experience spans 24 years.

    Hileman holds a Bachelor of Science degree Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and a Master of Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. He received the City Manager of the Year award from the Illinois Assistant Municipal Management Association (IAMMA), and the Village of Glenview received the Community Partnership Award from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). He regularly speaks on change management and alternative service delivery in local government to ICMA, IAMMA, and other audiences.

  • Deputy City Manager: Bryan Langley

    Bryan Langley began his career with the City of Denton in 2007 as the Director of Finance. Bryan was promoted to Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer in 2012; and, in 2017, Bryan was appointed the position of Deputy City Manager and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he manages Finance, Technology Services (IT), Human Resources, Transportation, Airport, Administrative Services, Economic Development, Facilities Management, Fleet Services, Library, Parks & Recreation, and Customer Service.

    Bryan earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Texas. In addition, he holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Information Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Assistant City Manager: Mario Canizares

    Mario Canizares joined the City of Denton in May 2017 as Assistant City Manager. Prior to arriving in Denton, Mario worked for the City of Coppell from January 2009 through May 2017 as the Deputy City Manager.

    Mario worked for the Town of Addison from September 2003 through January 2009. He began with Addison as the Assistant to the City Manager, and in October 2006, he was promoted to Assistant City Manager.

    Prior to arriving in Addison, he worked for the City of Hurst, Texas as Assistant Director – Community Services (Parks, Recreation, Library, and Aquatics). He began his career at the City of Carrollton, Texas and was able to move around departments to experience their line operations.

    Mario received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Texas. He is involved in professional organizations including the International City/County Management Association, Texas City Management Association, and the Urban Management Assistants of North Texas.

    In addition to his work at the City, Mario is a member of the Coppell Rotary Club, ​has volunteered on a number of Coppell ISD Committees and was a member of the Coppell YMCA Board of Managers.  In his spare time, Mario enjoys spending time with family, playing and watching all sports, cooking, and traveling. He is married to Jennifer and has two daughters Katelyn and Allison who are both in CISD schools.​​

  • Leadership Team
    Scott McDonald, Director of Development Services (940) 349-8539
    Scott.McDonald@cityofdenton.com, 215 W. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76201

    Caroline Booth, Director of Economic Development (940) 349-7751
    Caroline.Booth@cityofdenton.com, 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201

    Todd Estes, Director of Capital Projects (940) 349-8917
    Todd.Estes@cityofdenton.com, 901-A Texas St. Denton, TX 76209

    Kenneth Banks, Director of Utilities (940) 349-7165
    Kenneth.Banks@cityofdenton.com, 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201

    Tony Puente, Director of Finance (940) 349-7283
    Antonio.Puente@cityofdenton.com, 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201

    Kenneth Hedges, Fire Chief (940) 349-8832
    Kenneth.Hedges@cityofdenton.com, 332 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76201

    Carla Romine, Director of Human Resources (940) 349-8344
    Carla.Romine@cityofdenton.com, 601 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76205

    Jennifer Bekker, Director of Libraries (940) 349-8776
    Jennifer.Bekker@cityofdenton.com, 502 Oakland St. Denton, TX 76201

    Gary Packan, Director of Parks & Recreation (940) 349-7469
    Gary.Packan@cityofdenton.com, 601 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76205

    Frank Dixon, Police Chief (940) 349-7925
    Frank.Dixon@cityofdenton.com, 601 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76205

    Melissa Kraft, Chief Technology Officer (940) 349-7823
    Melissa.Kraft@cityofdenton.com, 601 E. Hickory St Denton, TX 76205

    Ethan Cox, General Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling (940) 349-8044
    Ethan.Cox@cityofdenton.com, 1527 Mayhill Rd. Denton, TX 76208

    Scott Gray, Airport Manager (940) 349-7744
    Scott.Gray@cityofdenton.com, 5000 Airport Rd. Denton, TX 76207

    Aaron Leal, City Attorney (940) 349-8376
    Aaron.Leal@cityofdenton.com, 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201

    Tiffany Thomson, Director of Customer Service  (940) 349-7401
    Tiffany.Thomson@cityofdenton.com, 601 E. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76205

    George Morrow, General Manager of Denton Municipal Electric (940) 349-8487 George.Morrow@cityofdenton.com, 1659 Spencer Rd. Denton, 76205

    Cassandra Ogden, Director of Procurement and Compliance (940) 349-7195 Cassandra.Ogden@cityofdenton.com, 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201

    Sarah Kuechler, Director of Public Affairs (940) 349-8356
    Sarah.Kuechler@cityofdenton.com, 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201

    Jessica Rogers, Deputy Director of Public Affairs/PIO (940) 349-7531
    Jessica.Rogers@cityofdenton.com, 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201


City Secretary’s Office

The city secretary attends and records all City Council meetings, conducts City elections, and administers oaths of office to council members and other City officials. The city secretary is the custodian of City records and coordinates public information requests.

Jennifer Walters
City Secretary
(940) 349-8309

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