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Willow Park hires new city administrator

The search for a new city administrator in Willow Park is over.

The vote was unanimous among council members Tuesday to hire Scott Wall as its new city administrator.

“He is experienced and mature which were qualities we sought,” Mayor Richard Neverdousky said. “His experience closely matches the growth issues the city is currently facing. We are looking forward to his guidance as we go forward.”

Neverdousky said that he and council were “extremely grateful” to Interim City Administrator, Bobby Rountree, for conducting the search.

“He vetted the 60 plus candidates who applied for the position, while conducting the day-to-day functions of the position,” Neverdousky said. “After a brief transition period Bobby will be heading back to the ranch and again resume his retirement.”

Wall has served as an Assistant City Manager in Tyler, Leander and Lancaster. He most recently served as the City Manager of Crandall from 2011 until 2016. He was City Manager of Sherman from 2001 until 2007 and Hondo from 1993 until 1999. He began his career in city management in Haskell in 1992.

“Wall has professional experience leading growing cities, coordinating economic development projects, and helping citizens accomplish their community goals,” Rountree said.

Wall’s education includes a Master of Science Degree from Texas State University, Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from West Texas A&M University, a Certified Public Manager Certification from William P. Hobby Center for Public Service Academy, and a Credentialed City Manager Certification from the International City/County Management Association.

His wife’s name is Gwen. He enjoys walking, hiking and trap shooting. He is a member of Moslah Shriner, Grand Lodge of Texas, Dallas Scottish Rite and York Rite.

His duties as City Administrator for the City of Willow Park begin on Monday, Aug. 15.