TX (November 13, 2020) – The City of Duncanville has narrowed the search for
the next City Manager to two exceptionally qualified candidates.
On Saturday, November 21, 2020, the City will hold a Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. This meeting will allow residents an opportunity to ask questions of the finalists virtually. The City Council will also have an opportunity to interview the finalists again on November 21, 2020, during a virtual meeting in Executive Session.
Manager Kevin Hugman will retire from the city effective May 31, 2020 after
serving five years in the position. Hugman formally announced his retirement to
City Council at the November 19, 2019 Council meeting. He has served as City
Manager since March 2, 2015.
“This decision has not
been easy as I have enjoyed my time in Duncanville working alongside dedicated
city council members and an outstanding staff of professionals,” said City
Manager Kevin Hugman. “I am excited about the progress the city has made and
the numerous infrastructure improvements that will improve the quality of life
for Duncanville residents for years to come. Many projects contribute to the
betterment of our community, including the new Kidsville/Splashpad, new park
pavilions and restroom/concession buildings, street reconstruction projects,
added emphasis on street maintenance, and a significant increase in capital
replacement of aging water and wastewater lines”.
during Hugman’s tenure in Duncanville include tackling various infrastructure-related
assets and projects, updating the city’s Comprehensive Plan, adoption of a new
city logo and the passage of all four propositions during the 2018 Bond
Election, including projects related to parks & recreation facilities,
street improvements, firefighting facilities and municipal building
Barry Gordon, Mayor for
the City of Duncanville, said, “Kevin has been a huge asset to the Duncanville
community, and over the years provided great experience, professionalism and
stability to our city. We wish him and Susan the very best and that
they may enjoy the fruits of retirement”. Mayor Gordon went on to say, “Regarding
filling the City Manager position, the City Council agrees that undergoing a
professional process and hiring a dedicated search firm will result in the most
qualified candidate who will fit our community’s needs and its culture so
that Duncanville’s progressive growth may be sustained in the future”.
Kevin Hugman previously
worked as the Assistant City Manager for the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, as
well as in a variety of capacities at the city of Southlake, Texas, including
Director of Community Services (parks, recreation, library services) and
Director of Human Resources. Prior to that Kevin worked in the private sector
for a few years before earning his Masters in Public Administration from the
University of Texas at Arlington. Hugman also holds a B.S. degree in
Architectural Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and served in the
U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines. Hugman retired from the US Navy Reserves in
2007 at the rank of Captain after serving 26 years active and Reserve duty. He
is married and has two adult children and six grandchildren.