From Keller City Limits:
KELLER, TX — Mayor Pat McGrail announced today that the Keller City Council is negotiating an employment contract with Dan O’Leary to serve as Keller’s City Manager. Mr. O’Leary is currently the City Manager of San Marcos, Texas. The Council is scheduled to consider the contract at their regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 4.
O’Leary, who holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Texas State University, has been City Manager in San Marcos since 2002. He had served as San Marcos Fire Chief since 1988 prior to being named City Manager. He began his career as a Firefighter for the City of San Marcos in 1979 and worked his way up through the ranks to become City Manager.
O’Leary has had a particularly successful track record in fiscal management, and in building strong working relationships between the City Manager and the Mayor and Council. Known for an open and transparent operating style, which is very accessible to the citizens, O’Leary impressed the Keller City Council with his approach to leading the city.
Mayor McGrail noted that O’Leary had risen to the top despite an incredibly strong field of candidates. Keller had over 100 prospects to consider, and after extensive reviews narrowed those down to a smaller group of extraordinarily qualified candidates. McGrail said that the city had about twenty highly qualified candidates who could have done the job very effectively. However, there was a sense of connection with O’Leary that made it clear that he and the City Council would work great together as a team.
Dan was just as he was sold to the citizens, and he will be missed.