David was appointed City Manager in 2023. Previously, he served as the City Manager for the City of Glenn Heights, Texas since 2018, where his leadership led to increased financial security, service improvements, program creation, and infrastructure enhancements. Prior to that he coordinated the development efforts for the City of Fort Worth for nearly six years as the Assistant Director of Planning and Development. He also served as the Director of Community Development for the City of Lancaster, Texas and began his career in local government 18 years ago serving several rapidly growing communities in Illinois.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and sciences/community service from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, including extensive coursework in community affairs and non-profit management. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas, with a focus on property and land use; contract drafting; and advanced alternate dispute resolution with an emphasis on mediation and negotiation. He is credentialed by the State of Texas as a Mediator and Family Law Mediator, and Master Code Professional with the International Code Council.
Munal served the City of Rowlett as Managing Director of Engineering and Community Development since 2020 and was Director of Community Development from July 2018. Prior to joining Rowlett, Munal served as Director of Development Services for the Cities of Denton and Sachse, Director of Planning for the City of McKinney, and AVP of Infrastructure, Development and Operation for Abu Dhabi Ports Co. and KIZAD.
Munal's focus is on development and she oversees the following departments:
Susan is usually the first person you talk to when you call or visit the City Manager’s Office and has an extensive background in customer service. Susan oversees the City's Community Development Block Grant program; manages the City Manager’s and Assistant City Manager’s schedules; and takes care of other administrative functions for the office. Feel free to call her with any questions!