New city manager

The Rockwall City Council named Mary Smith as the new City Manager during Monday’s regular meeting.

The Rockwall City Council named Mary Smith as the new City Manager during Monday’s regular meeting.

Smith has been serving as the Interim City Manager since January when Rick Crowley retired from the position. Smith, who has been with the City of Rockwall for 23 years, has served in the dual role of Assistant City Manager and Director of Finance since 2012.

Shortly after being appointed as the Interim City Manager,  Smith led Rockwall through the winter storms that rocked North Texas. Smith and then Mayor Jim Pruitt made the call to open a warming center to keep people safe. Smith and a small crew of city employees and volunteers manned The Center until power was restored and residents could safely return home.

Smith, a CPA, has served the City of Rockwall as the Finance Director since 1998.

“We’ve made great strides over the years, working with City leaders to keep the tax rate low and help keep business vibrant in our community,” Smith said. “Our goal is to focus on our customers, the residents, and their needs. We do our best to help people and businesses become successful.”

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