The city of Kyle held a meet and greet with four candidates competing for city manager on April 13. The four candidates are Doug Brinkley, Bryan Langley, Todd Parton and John Raymond. City Council has the potential to call a meeting to make a hiring decision within the coming days.

Kyle has been without a permanent city manager since former City Manager Scott Sellers resigned in September. Assistant City Manager Jerry Hendrix has been acting city manager since July.

Meet the candidates
Doug Brinkley (left) and Bryan Langley.
Doug Brinkley (left) and Bryan Langley have city manager experience.
Doug Brinkley

Doug Brinkley has been serving as an assistant city manager for Sugar Land since 2018. Prior to his assistant city manager role he held several law enforcement positions for various cities, including Sugar Land's chief of police from 2009-2018; Sugar Land's assistant chief of police from 2005-2009; police lieutenant and police officer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1991-2005; and police officer in Detroit.

Bryan Langley

Bryan Langley has served as Burleson's city manager since 2019. Prior to his current role, Langley served as the deputy city manager and chief operations officer for Denton from 2017-2019. He also served as assistant city manager, chief financial officer and director of finance for Denton from 2007-2017, and from 2000-2007 he was the assistant director of financial and strategic services for Addison. Additionally, Langley has served as Dallas' budget manager, senior budget analyst and budget analyst for the office of financial services. Langley is also a Certified Government Finance Officer.
Todd Parton (left) and John Raymond.
Todd Parton (left) has city manager experience, and John Raymond has assistant city manager experience.
Todd Parton

Todd Parton has served as the assistant city manager for Lake Elsinore in California since 2022. Prior to his assistant city manager role, Parton served as the interim director of community/economic development for Elsinore in 2022 and the city manager for Beaumont, California, from 2016-2022. Additionally, Parton served as Kerville's city manager from 2009-2016 and Cibolo's city manager from 2004-2009. Parton has also been a senior planner for Dunkin, Sefko & Associates Inc, the director of planning for Denton ISD, the city administrator for Manvel, the director of planning/assistant to the city manager for Midlothian, and the planning technician and comprehensive planner for Denton.

John Raymond

John Raymond has been the assistant city manager of economic development for Carson, California, since 2015. Prior to his assistant city manager role, Raymond served as director of community and economic development for Palm Springs from 2000-2008 and 2010-2015. Between his time with the city of Palm Springs, he was the assistant executive director for the Fresno Redevelopment Agency in Fresno, California, from 2008-2010. He also held two positions with the city of Palm Springs between 1993 and 2000 as the economic development/recycling coordinator and the director of management and budget.