Lewisville has a new assistant city manager.

Jim Proce began the position March 1 and will oversee the city’s public services, engineering, planning and neighborhood, and inspection services departments. Proce will also manage large development projects throughout the city, including the construction of the new Tittle McFadden Public Safety Center.

Proce served as city manager for the city of Anna prior to coming to Lewisville. His background is in public works and utilities, and he has also held positions in the cities of Pilot Point; Rowlett; and Palm Bay, Florida.

City Manager Claire Powell said in a press release that Lewisville officials were looking for a visionary and tactical leader with expertise in development and infrastructure.

“Lewisville is in a state of growth and redevelopment with many projects under construction and more on the way,” she said. “Jim has boots-on-the-ground experience. He also is an outside-the-box strategist who can maintain our current pace, bring new ideas, grow our team and challenge the status quo. Jim is going to be a great fit for our community.”

Proce received a bachelor’s degree in math and business from Rollins College. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida. He completed the senior executives in state and local government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

“I am excited to join this amazing team of professionals who have welcomed me into their family,” Proce said in a press release. “Lewisville has great vision, leadership, and purpose. With all the growth, development, and redevelopment, I feel I can truly serve the Lewisville community, providing great quality of life for all residents.”