McKINNEY (May 7, 2014) — At a City Council meeting Tuesday, May 6, the City of McKinney authorized Mayor Brian Loughmiller to execute a contractual agreement naming Tom Muehlenbeck as Interim City Manager in McKinney. Muehlenbeck’s start date has not been determined, but he is anticipated to begin within the next week.

“The Council and I are excited to welcome Mr. Muehlenbeck to McKinney. He has devoted his career to government administration, much of it right here in Collin County, and he is familiar with our citizen and business communities,” said Mayor Loughmiller.

Prior to his appointment as the Interim City Manager of McKinney, Muehlenbeck served more than 40 years in city administration. Most recently, he served as Interim City Manager in Galveston, Texas. He also was the City Manager of Plano for 23 years, and he retired from that position in 2011.

“McKinney is in a critical growth phase with opportunities for new development. Mr. Muehlenbeck's experience managing the city of Plano during the development of areas like Legacy Town Center will bring added value to our community. While we look forward to conducting a search for the right long-term City Manager in McKinney, we know Tom’s leadership will provide stability in the short-term,” said Mayor Loughmiller.

During the meeting, City Council also voted to restructure the City Manager’s Office. Current Deputy City Manager with Authority Jose Madrigal will remain in the City Manager’s Office as the Deputy City Manager. Rob Daake has been named Assistant City Manager, and Barry Shelton will also serve as Assistant City Manager on an interim basis.

Mayor Loughmiller stated the restructure of the City Manager's Office is in recognition of the roles and responsibilities of the executive team and Madrigal's leadership during the past few months as Deputy City Manager with Authority.

“We certainly continue to value the work and work ethic of all of our employees, including Rob Daake and Barry Shelton, as we move into this transitional stage. We want to thank Jose for his hard work and dedication while we have worked on an interim operational plan,” said Mayor Loughmiller.

“Thank you to the entire staff of the City of McKinney for their hard work and dedication during this transition period. Because of your commitment to excellent service, we have continued to serve the residents and businesses here, and have accomplished some exciting milestones during this time,” said Madrigal.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population exceeding 149,000. Established 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