Richardson City Manager announces retirement


Richardson City Manager Dan Johnson on Monday announced plans to retire in February.

The announcement came during the city council working session on December 6. The council will discuss options for a new city manager at a future date, according to a press release from Richardson.

Johnson worked in city administration for 45 years, 25 of which were for Richardson. He was Richardson’s Deputy City Manager for 16 years before becoming City Manager in June 2012. Prior to joining Richardson in 1996, he worked for Carrollton for 11 years.

“It has been the honor of my life to serve you and the citizens of this great Richardson community for the past 25 years,” Johnson said at the meeting.

During his tenure at Richardson, Johnson played a pivotal role in projects such as the Texas Instruments Wafer Fabrication plant, the Galatyn Commons Office Park and the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center, the statement said.

It has helped maintain responsible budgeting and spending and a stable tax base for the city, the statement said. As a deputy and city manager, Johnson was instrumental in organizing five elections and bond programs for community development and betterment.

His retirement will take effect on February 28, 2022.


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