The assistant city manager provides highly responsible staff assistance to the city manager, including:
Supervising assigned departments and activities
Assisting in providing internal control
Coordinating city programs
Responding to citizen complaints and requests
Preparing and administering the budget
Assuring that departmental operations are performed in concert with all applicable laws, ordinances, and direction from the City Council
Gary Jackson began his career with the City of Deer Park in March 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lamar University in Government and a Master of Public Administration degree also from Lamar University. Mr. Jackson has an extensive background in municipal government management including serving as city manager and/or assistant city manager in cities in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC).