Mark McDaniel, age 53, has more than 27 years of experience in local government management with service to five Texas cities. Mark officially assumed the duties of Tyler City manager on Jan. 1, 2009.
Mark served as deputy City manager and City manager designate for Tyler from 2004 until his appointment as City manager. Prior to arriving in Tyler, Mark served as assistant City manager for the City of Corpus Christi, where he was responsible for administrative and financial services, and served in a dual capacity as the City’s economic development director. Mark has also held the positions of City manager for the City of Woodway, assistant City manager for the City of Lake Jackson, and budget director for the City of Denton.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas, and has completed the Senior Executive in Local Government Program at Harvard University. He is a past president of the Texas City Management Association, and in 2007 was selected as the University of North Texas Master of Public Administration alumnus of the year.
Mark was named City Administrator of the Year in 2010 by the Texas City Management Association. He also teaches as an adjunct faculty member for UT Tyler's public administration graduate school program and is on the advisory board for the Tyler Junior College public administration program. Most recently, Mark was elected by his peers to serve as Vice President for the International City-County Management Association, representing the Mountain-Plains Region (Central United States).
Mark is active in the community as an officer and a member of many local business, civic and non-profit organizations. Mark and his wife, Cindy, have been married 27 years and have three children - a daughter who is a school teacher in Fort Worth I.S.D., a son in his senior year at the United States Naval Academy, and a son who is a Junior at Texas A&M.