McKINNEY (June 21, 2013) — City Manager Jason Gray has announced the hiring of Jose Madrigal as Deputy City Manager (DCM) for the City of McKinney. Madrigal will start July 15.

Madrigal will provide executive management for several operational departments for the City, as well as work on a variety of special projects. Madrigal joins Deputy City Manager Rob Daake, who has been in the role since 2012. McKinney has been in the process of conducting a nationwide search for two open positions for Deputy City Manager. The other DCM position will be finalized in the near future, and the organizational chart with a reporting structure will be established once the decision is made on that position.

“Our Deputy City Managers play a critical role as we execute strategic initiatives toward short- and long-term goals for the community as a whole. Jose has extensive experience in comparable roles overseeing a variety of different functions and leading high-profile programs and projects. He will be a great addition to the leadership team in our dynamic and fast-moving community,” said Gray.

Madrigal brings more than 11 years of municipal government experience to the role, including six as an Executive Team member with cities with a population of 50,000 to 200,000. He is currently the Strategic Services Team Director/Assistant City Manager in the City of Irving, where he has served since 2011. Prior to Irving, Madrigal held positions in Pflugerville, Cedar Park and Lubbock.

Over the last decade, Madrigal has overseen multi-million dollar budgets, managed a wide cross-section of city departments, worked on multiple citywide master plans, and participated in capital improvement projects and economic development initiatives.

“I’m excited to be joining such a well-respected city and dynamic leadership team. I have a passion and dedication for service to others and look forward to delivering results in the fast-paced, high growth community that is McKinney,” said Madrigal.

Madrigal received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration degree, both from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the Texas City Management Association, International City/County Management Association and completed his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course in 2012. In addition, he was named a Young Rising Latino of Dallas by Latino Leaders Magazine in 2013.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at