Assistant City Manager
Don Magner was named Assistant City Manager of Community Services in November 2012 and currently has administrative responsibility for Public Services (Water/Sewer, Streets, Solid Waste and Facility Services), Community Services, Building Inspection, Information Technology, Franchise and Regulatory Affairs and Emergency Management. Magner also serves as liaison to the City's 65 homeowner and neighborhood associations.
Magner joined the City of Richardson in 1996, and after conducting compensation analysis, was assigned to the Building Inspection Department, where he served in a variety of inspection roles. In 2000, he was promoted to Assistant Building Official where he created and implemented the City’s Neighborhood Vitality & Integrity Strategy, which was adopted in 2003 and resulted in the creation of the Neighborhood Services Department. After serving as the head of Neighborhood Services for eight years, Magner was named Director of Community Services, and tasked with the additional responsibilities of implementing reinvestment strategies and environmental initiatives.
Magner earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1996 and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Leading, Educating and Developing (LEAD) Program.
Magner is a graduate of Leadership Richardson XX, the Richardson Citizens Police Academy XXVII, and is an active member of the International City Managers Association, Texas City Managers Association, and North Texas City Managers Association.
He currently serves on the North Central Texas Council of Government’s Water Resources Council, the Board of Directors of the Richardson YMCA, the St. Paul the Apostle Parish Pastoral Council, and Board of Directors for the Richardson Kiwanis.
In 2009, Magner was honored by the Collin County Business Press as one of its 21 Leaders of the 21 Century and was also recognized by the Richardson YMCA as its 2009 Volunteer of the Year. In 2010, he received the Outstanding Service Award from the NETWORK of Community Ministries. Magner lives in Richardson with his wife Dionne and sons Davis and Aidan.