Leander City Council announced Todd Parton as the city's next city manager at a March 7 meeting.

The gist

Parton is a Denton native with over 19 years of city management experience in cities including Kerrville and Cibolo, and most recently, in California, according to a city news release.

He was selected by council from a pool of 71 candidates from 19 different states.

“We are thrilled to bring Mr. Parton on as our next city manager," Leander Mayor Christine DeLisle said in the release. "We had a strong group of candidates, but his keen understanding of strategic planning and fiscal management make him a great fit to lead the city of Leander through our next phase of development.”

What's next

Parton will replace Interim City Manager Isaac Turner on April 16 and assume his duties managing the city budget, enforcing policy, and overseeing all city operations and personnel.

Parton’s five-year contract includes an annual salary of $275,000, according to the city.

Some context

The search for a new city manager began in September, after Rick Beverlin resigned to accept a manager position with Nacogdoches.

Quote of note

"I am honored that the mayor and City Council have placed their confidence in me to serve the city of Leander at such a critical time and look forward to engaging with the community to ensure a bright future for all of our citizens,” Parton said in the release. "And on a personal note, my wife, Mandy, and our two children, Sam and Ellie, are excited to start our next chapter in Leander.”