McKINNEY (Sept. 24, 2014) — The City of McKinney has announced the hiring of Rhoda Savage as the Director of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department. Savage will begin Monday, Oct. 6.

Savage most recently served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Cedar Hill, Texas and prior to that, held the same position at the cities of Highland Village and Allen, Texas. She has 25 years of municipal experience including 18 combined years as Director of Parks and Recreation.

"I look forward to working with staff and partnering with engaged citizens to create innovative and responsible parks and recreation opportunities for the City of McKinney," said Savage.

Ryan Mullins has been promoted to the new position of Assistant Director of PROS and Recreation Superintendent. Mullins has worked for the City of McKinney for 26 years.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 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. Visit the city’s website at