Assistant City Manager


Gary Jackson portrait

The assistant city manager provides highly responsible staff assistance to the city manager, including:

  • Supervising assigned departments and activities
  • Assisting in providing internal control
  • Coordinating city programs
  • Responding to citizen complaints and requests
  • Preparing and administering the budget
  • Assuring that departmental operations are performed in concert with all applicable laws, ordinances, and direction from the City Council

Gary Jackson began his career with the City of Deer Park in March 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lamar University in Government and a Master of Public Administration degree also from Lamar University. Mr. Jackson has an extensive background in municipal government management including serving as city manager and/or assistant city manager in cities in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC).