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Mesquite, TX – September 30, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced that Chris Sanchez has been promoted to Assistant City Manager effective October 1. He will oversee the Information Technology Department, Mesquite Arts Center, the Neighborhood Vitality programs, the Dispatch Center in the Water Utilities Division and Strategic Services. Sanchez has been with the city as the Assistant to the City Manager/Legislative Officer since 2018.
City Manager Cliff Keheley stated, “Chris has played an important role in special projects and our efforts to improve our response to citizen requests for service. I look forward to his continued contributions to the organization that will help us maintain exceptional customer service to our growing community.” Keheley explained that Sanchez was vital to the launch of the myMesquite customer service platform in 2020 and has spearheaded the annual Real. Texas. Giving. city employee campaign that raised $36,000 in donations last year for local charities in Mesquite.
Sanchez has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has earned Black Belt Certification for the national Lean Six Sigma Methodology program designed as a team-focused managerial approach that seeks to improve organizational performance. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Denver Peak Academy that enhances the way government works through innovation.
In Mesquite, Sanchez has managed changes to City Ordinances approved by City Council that have applied to Boards and Commissions, Special Event permitting process and Noise complaints. Additionally, he has administered a task force to address problematic properties with environmental code and public safety issues.
Prior to his roles in Mesquite, Sanchez was the Innovation Program Manager for the City of Irving and worked in the City Manager’s Office for the City of Lewisville.