David Carroll, a real estate developer and Leander resident, will serve as Leander’s new assistant city manager.

Leander City Council unanimously approved Carroll’s appointment to this role at the Jan. 3 meeting. City Manager Kent Cagle said at the meeting this position will focus on development services and overseeing functions such as planning, building inspection and engineering.

Carroll said he has been working as a real estate developer for the last 35 years. He has a degree in architecture with a specialization in urban planning from Texas Tech University, according to city documents.

“Hopefully [I can] bring some ideas maybe from the private side into the public side to create a balance to where everybody can win,” Carroll said at the meeting. “My personal motto is balancing public interests with private capital requirements. I try to do that every day.”

Leander city spokesperson Mike Neu said Carroll’s start date is Jan. 28.