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Are you a Mayor or City Manager in the 13 County area?
All of us serve to make a difference in our communities.
Mayor Dr. Carrie F. Gordon, President
Metroplex Mayors Association
City of Balch Springs
The Metroplex Mayors Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its original dates to the mid-1980’s when Jack Harvard served as Mayor of the City of Plano, TX (1982 – 1990). Former Mayor Harvard, along with former Mayor Jack Evans (City of Dallas, TX), envisioned an opportunity to create a forum for Mayors to network and discuss ways to promote common interests. In 1984, the Metroplex Mayors Association was established. Mayor Harvard served as President from 1984 -1990. For approximately 37 years, the non-partisan association has continued to increase in its membership and influence in the region via inclusivity. Not only Mayors but City Managers, key City staff, and other organizations throughout the metroplex hold membership(s). Participating counties include Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, and Tarrant. The Town of Addison, because of its central location, has hosted the monthly meetings for over than 20 years, and continues to serve as liaison by providing administrative support and associated responsibilities. Monthly meetings cover an array of subject matter with guest speakers from local and state institutions.
Appointed City Manager of Addison, Texas in October, 2015 and began his tenure on December 1, 2015. As City Manager, Wes is responsible for executive leadership and daily supervision of the operations of the Town of Addison.
Prior to his time as City Manager, Wes served as an Assistant City Manager for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas (population: 320,000), Assistant City Manager for the City of Allen, Texas (population: 95,000), as a project leader for Strategic Planning and Public Policy for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in Washington, DC and spent several years in the private sector.
Wes received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University, his Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University, a certificate in Public Finance from Texas Tech University, and completed the LEAD Certification from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and is an alumni of the Public Executive Institute at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Wes is passionate about learning, service excellence, and getting things done. Wes is most passionate about his family, faith, and BYU sports!