City Manager

Greg Porter was named City Manager on January 1, 2015. He has been a part of Cedar Hill city government for over 27 years. He moved into the top City job following Alan Sims’ retirement.

Porter received unanimous endorsement
from the City Council at the December 2014 meeting when they approved
his contract.

In his own words: “It is a tremendous
honor and privilege to serve
Cedar Hill as the next City Manager.
Having lived, worked and raised my
family here for the past 27 years, I
have watched this community evolve
from small town to a progressive,
diverse and vibrant city. A city with
vision and purpose, that has quickly
established itself as a leader in the

"I am looking forward to building upon
Alan Sims' legacy and working with the City Council and this amazing community
to carry out its vision of becoming
THE premier city it is destined to be.”

Porter said he is pleased and excited
to work with the City staff put in place
by Sims. City staffers know what to expect
with Porter. He has worked for the
City since 1987. Only a handful of employees have longer tenure.

He began his career here as a part-time
intern, researching ordinances and
laying asphalt. He has learned community
building from the ground up. He has served roles in planning, parks &
recreation, human resources, economic
development, public safety, animal
control, emergency management and
public works. He has adopted a deep
appreciation for teamwork and service
delivery at all levels.

In 2008 Porter was named Deputy City Manager. He holds a degree in Political
Science from Southern Methodist University, is an International City/County
Management Association (ICMA)-credentialed city manager and a 2012 graduate of ICMA’s Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon School of Public Service at the University of Virginia.

Porter serves on several boards for community and professional organizations, including Dogwood Canyon
Audubon Center at Cedar Hill, Bridges
Safe House Ministries and the Water
Resources Council of the North Central
Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG).
He is currently a member of the 2015
Leadership North Texas class.

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City Manager, Greg Porter