Michael Scott chosen as new Waxahachie City Manager

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Michael Scott was chosen by the Waxahachie City Council on Monday, October 16, 2017 as the new City Manager. He previously served as Assistant City Manager since 2007.

WAXAHACHIE — The Waxahachie City Council voted unanimously to name Michael Scott as Waxahachie City Manager during a regular meeting of the Council on Monday, October 16. Scott has served as Assistant City Manager since 2007, and been with the City of Waxahachie since 2002, previously holding the positions of Downtown Development Director and Director of Planning.

Scott is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He then earned his Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Texas. Prior to the City of Waxahachie, he worked in the private sector as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche. He and his wife, Karen, have two sons, Jonathan and Ian.

"I am truly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve Waxahachie, and now as City Manager. Our community is a wonderful place that is developing at a tremendous rate. I am excited to be a part of leading Waxahachie into the future as we grow," said Scott.

Mayor Kevin Strength also expressed his enthusiasm. "Through his years in Waxahachie, Michael has developed a broad range of expertise and knowledge that will help lead us into the future. His vision and work ethic are excellent, and I, along with the rest of the Council, are excited to have him lead our team," said Strength.

Scott will assume the position of City Manager immediately. One of his first duties in his new position will be to hire a new Assistant City Manager, a search that will begin very quickly.