City Manager


The City Council appoints the City Manager, who serves as chief administrative officer by executing the laws and administering the government of the city, as directed by the City Council policies.

Alan Guard

Alan Guard has been working in local government since 1987.


Alan has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UT El Paso and a Master of Arts in Political Economy from UT Dallas.


He has worked for cities ranging in population from 8,900 to more than one million. Alan has worked in Texas, Iowa and Oklahoma most recently as the city manager of Chickasha, Oklahoma


He has extensive experience in financial management and budgeting, as well as economic development, contract administration and information technology. 


Alan and his wife Molly have two grown children, Brenna and Kelsey.