City of Dickinson operates under the mayor-council form of government. Under
this system, the city council appoints a city administrator who acts as the
chief administrative officer of the city government. In this capacity, the city
administrator works with the mayor, city council, city department directors, and
city staff to develop and implement policies guiding the city. This general
function may take a number of forms including coordination of daily operations
and long range planning of the city; preparation of the annual budget;
development and implementation of personnel regulations, financial and
administrative policies; and other actions as required by the mayor and city
council or Code of Ordinances.
city attorney, city prosecutor, municipal court judge, police chief and city
secretary are also appointed by the city council. All other officials and
department heads are hired by and responsible to the city administrator.
city administrator is Julie Johnston. Julie joined the City of Dickinson in
March of 2007 as the City Administrator bringing with her 12 years of municipal
experience. Prior to her appointment in Dickinson, Julie was the City
Manager for the City of Oak Point for four years. She also served as the
Assistant to the City Manager and head of Intergovernmental Relations for the
City of Plano, a position she held for four years, and as a legal assistant in
the Plano City Attorney’s Office for four years prior to moving into the City
holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in
Political Science from the University of North Texas. She is active in the
Texas City Management Association (TCMA) and is a member of the International
City/County Management Association (ICMA), TCMA Region 6 City Managers, and the
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
may contact her at 281-337-6204 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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