On Monday, City Manager Jason Gray announced the hiring of Joe Williams as Deputy City Manager. Williams will start June 14. He fills the role formerly held by Jim Parrish, who resigned earlier this month.
“Mr. Williams has the experience and skill set to bring our city services to an even higher level. We look forward to what he will bring to this already impressive employee base,” said Gray.
Williams formerly worked for the Frisco Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer and sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant and captain over operations. In 2007, Williams was appointed Chief of Police in Celina. During his tenure there, the department received numerous national and state awards, including becoming a “recognized Texas police agency.”
At McKinney, Williams will oversee the Public Works, Library, Human Resources, Information Technology, City Secretary, and Parks, Recreation & Open Space Departments.
Williams has an Associates Degree from Collin College, a Bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University and will graduate with a Master’s Degree in August from Sam Houston State University. He and his wife Amy have three children.