City Manager 

City of Southlake Career & Community Involvement

  • City Manager, 2024 - current
  • Assistant City Manager, 2013 - 2024
  • Assistant City Manager / Director of Economic Development & Tourism, 2016 - 2020
  • Assistant to the City Manager, 2007 - 2013
  • Methodist Southlake Advisory Board Member

Education & Honors

  • Master of Public Administration, University of North Texas (Department Award - Outstanding Master of Public Administration Student)
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts in English, University of Texas at Austin
  • Public Executive Institute Graduate - Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Senior Executive Institute Graduate - Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
  • Leadership ICMA Graduate - Class of 2012
  • Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Service from the North Central Texas Council of Governments, 2020

Professional Memberships

  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
  • Texas City Management Association (TCMA)
  • North Texas City Management Association

Previous Experience

  • City of Denton, Texas - Downtown Development Specialist 2003 - 2007
  • City of Gatesville - Main Street Director 2000 - 2003
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    Alison Ortowski

    City Manager