City of Rowlett names Michael Denning Chief of Police

City of Rowlett names Michael Denning Chief of Police

ROWLETT, TX (Aug. 2, 2022) After a comprehensive nationwide search, the City of Rowlett has named Michael Denning as Chief of Police. A seasoned law enforcement professional with over 23 years of experience, including more than ten years in supervisory, management, and command positions, Chief Denning comes to Rowlett from Henderson, Nevada, where he most […]

Ed Fowler named interim Chief of Rockwall Police Department

Ed Fowler named interim Chief of Rockwall Police Department

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 1, 2022) Rockwall City Manager Mary Smith has named Edward Fowler as interim Chief of the Rockwall Police Department. Former Police Chief Max Geron recently retired from the position. Chief Fowler began his law enforcement career with the Rockwall PD in 1990, serving in a number of leadership roles over the years, […]

Rockwall City Council officially names Mary Smith as City Manager

Rockwall City Council officially names Mary Smith as City Manager

ROCKWALL, TX (August 2, 2021) The Rockwall City Council has named Mary Smith as the new City Manager. Mrs. Smith has been serving as the Interim City Manager since January when Rick Crowley retired from the position. Mary Smith, who has been with the City of Rockwall for 23 years, has served in the dual […]

Rockwall City Manager retires after lifetime of municipal service

Rockwall City Manager retires after lifetime of municipal service

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 20, 2021 – How do you even begin to thank someone for a lifetime of service? On January 31, City Manager Rick Crowley will retire after 42 years in municipal government, 37 of those with the City of Rockwall. A lot has changed here since his arrival, and throughout his tenure, […]

Angie Smith named Rowlett’s Deputy City Manager

Angie Smith named Rowlett’s Deputy City Manager

ROWLETT, TX – Nov. 2, 2020 – After a nationwide search, City Manager Brian Funderburk has named Angie Smith Deputy City Manager for the City of Rowlett. In this role, Ms. Smith will act as the number two official in city administration and will have executive oversight of the Public Works and Utilities, Parks and […]

Heath pays tribute to retiring City Building Official after decade of service to city

Heath pays tribute to retiring City Building Official after decade of service to city

HEATH, TX – July 31, 2020 – The City of Heath said farewell to Chief Building Official Scott Qualls, who is retiring after a distinguished career that spans 40 years of private and public service in Texas. “We have been fortunate to have Scott serving as our Chief Building Officer during the past 10 years, […]

City of Heath Welcomes New City Manager

(HEATH, TX – May 17, 2019) The City of Heath welcomed new City Manager, Aretha Adams, during a community reception held prior to the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at Heath City Hall. Adams was hired by the Heath City Council following an extensive national search facilitated by Kathryn Usrey of Usrey and Associates, […]

Community, dignitaries pay tribute to former Heath City Manager Ed Thatcher

Community, dignitaries pay tribute to former Heath City Manager Ed Thatcher

(HEATH, TX – Feb. 1, 2019) Friends, family, community members, and dignitaries gathered last night at Hidden Creek for a public event honoring Ed Thatcher’s service to the citizens of Heath. Former Heath Mayor Brian Berry opened the tribute with kind words about Thatcher, who served as Heath’s City Manager for 14 years. In honor […]

Rowlett City Manager’s Morning Update 12-28-15

(ROWLETT, TX – Dec. 28, 2015) Rowlett City Manager Brian Funderburk has provided this 12-28-2015 morning update: As you know, Rowlett was hit by a large tornado on Saturday, December 26. The National Weather Service has classified the tornado as an EF3. Based on assessments made by ground personnel, damage is significant and our hearts […]

Heath City Manager honored

HEATH, TX. (July 21, 2014) Heath City Manager Ed Thatcher was recently named 2014 Member of the Year by the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse. He also earned the 35-Year Service Award from the Texas City Managers Association. Ed is pictured above left with his son and fellow Posse member Jon Thatcher. Congratulations, Ed! Related Story Rockwall […]