Donald Moore has a wide and long range of experience from running a 40+ employee company to spending his last 16 years in Municipal government. He graduated from the University of Oregon with honors obtaining his degree in Accounting. On his CPA exam he scored the highest in the State of Oklahoma and one of the highest in the nation. He has extensive experience in municipal debt financing, budgeting, property and sales tax, and computer organization-wide software.
Mr. Moore comes to Grandview with a high degree of Texas local government law, practice, and contacts. He is excited to help deliver the best possible government to the owners of the City, which is the citizens, for their money. This includes bringing more people into the City to spread the cost of replacing aging infrastructure, such as the City's sewer plant, roads, and water; and to bring businesses for jobs and entertainment so citizens do not have to constantly commute long distances. He is especially happy with the servant's mentality of the City's staff he is able to work with.
Although he currently does not live in Grandview, he sees moving his family here and becoming part of the community as a real possibility.
The City of Grandview operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager who serves as the administrator and chief executive officer of the City.
The City Manager is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City as set forth by city ordinances, resolutions, and other directives as established by the City Council, and applicable state law.
Responsibilities of the City Manager include, but are limited to, the following:
- To advise and assist the mayor and city council in the formulation and establishment of administrative policies for operation of city government departments and offices, as well as developing policy related to the general future direction of city government;
- Prepare and administer the annual budget;
- Implement the policies and procedures adopted by the City Council;
- Supervise all city employees and take action necessary to ensure that such employees do their jobs competently and that they do not violate policies and ordinances of the city;
- Ensure enforcement of laws and ordinances of the city and enforce the requirements of franchises, permits and privileges granted by the city; and
- To communicate with residents, including answering questions and providing information on matters related to the business of the city.