A firm believer and witness to the power of planning, partnerships and people in building healthy, sustainable, thriving communities, Greg considers himself blessed to have served all 28 years of his career in public service within the City of Cedar Hill. A progressive and growing city of 46,000 situated in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Cedar Hill is blessed with an abundance of natural, human, and cultural beauty.
From researching ordinances and laying asphalt as a part-time intern in 1987 and continuing through to his current position as City Manager, Greg has learned community-building and public service from the ground up. Having served roles in planning, parks & recreation, human resources, economic development, public safety, animal control, emergency management, utilities and public works, Greg is fond of saying that he has held every job but Fire Chief and carries with him a deep appreciation for teamwork and service delivery at all levels. He was appointed City Manager of Cedar Hill on January 1, 2015.
An avid outdoorsman, Greg shares a passion and love for nature and wildlife and a belief in the valuable role each can play in the health and vitality of community and individual life. With Pamela, his wife of 26 years, the Porters have four children ranging in age from 24 to 8.
Greg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, is an ICMA-Credentialed Manager and a 2012 graduate of ICMA’s Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon School of Public Service at the University of Virginia. He serves on numerous boards of community and professional organizations, including Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center at Cedar Hill, Bridges Safe House Ministries, Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the Water Resources Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). Greg is also currently a participant in the Leadership North Texas Class of 2015.