Coppell City Manager, Clay Phillips, announced today the hiring of Mike Land as the new Deputy City Manager for the City of Coppell. “Whenever we have the opportunity to bring someone into the organization, we always expect to raise the bar and find the person that best fits our culture and can deliver results as we continue our quest to deliver the very best in customer service to our community,” said Phillips. “Mike is the person that we feel is best suited to join Deputy City Manager Mario Canizares and myself in the City Manager’s Office to continue this work.”
Land formerly held the position of Town Manager for Prosper, Texas. His experience includes city management for the communities of Prosper and Gainesville. He has
also served as Executive Director of the Southwestern Diabetic Foundation and the Community Development Director of the City of Gainesville.
Prior to moving to Gainesville, Texas, Land worked in Sarasota and Orlando,
Florida as a Project Manager for a land planning firm and in Tavares, Florida as the City’s Planning and Zoning Director. Mike is a charter member of the Prosper Rotary International Club, served as Chairman of the Northern Collin County Leadership Program Executive Committee and has served on the Certified Public Manager Advisory Committee member for the CPM program. He was recently recognized as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by the Collin County Business Press.
He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Science in Land Development from Texas A&M University. He is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association, a Certified Public Manager through the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at Texas State University and a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
As Deputy City Manager, Land will work closely with the City Manager Phillips, Deputy City Manager Mario Canizares and department directors to more effectively serve the community of Coppell. “Mike will work with DCM Mario Canizares and the individual department directors bringing even more intentionality to our day-to-day activities.
“There is much to be done if we are to realize the goals and outcomes associated with the Coppell 2030 Vision, the new Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Branding Initiative, the Healthy Community Initiative and all of the other programs and services that are desired by our community. Mike’s experience will certainly be an asset in this effort,” concluded Mr. Phillips.
“I am excited about the opportunity to work in a vibrant growing community and with an organization that has such a great reputation in North Texas and throughout the State,” stated Land. “Coppell is in the forefront of providing excellent municipal services and my hope is to build on that reputation with the fantastic team that has been put together and already serving the residents and businesses of Coppell.”
Mike’s professional activities include service on ICMA’s Small Cities Advisory Committee, Texas A&M University’s Development Industry Advisory Council, United Way Campaign Chairman and President for Cooke County, School Board trustee for the Gainesville Independent School District. He is currently serving as Vice President of the Texas City Management Association. Mike and his wife Lisa have three daughters. Mike Land will begin his employment with Coppell in mid-July.