Deputy Director - Daniel Cortez

City of Southlake Career

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  • Deputy Director of Economic Development 2017 - current
  • Assistant to the City Manager 2015 - 2017
  • Principal Planner 2013 - 2015
  • Planner II 2012 - 2013
  • Planner I 2008 - 2012

Southlake Community Involvement


  • Community Engagement Committee Staff Liaison 2015 - 2017 
  • Southlake Citizen Satisfaction Survey Project Manager 2015
  • Southlake 2030 Comprehensive Plan Project Manager 2010 - 2015
  • Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (SKIL) Program Manager 2015 - current

Honors


  • Sigma Beta Delta - International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration
  • Certified Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate

Education & Professional Memberships


  • Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Management, University of North Texas at Dallas
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Urban Planning, California State University, San Bernardino  
  • IEDC - International Economic Development Council
  • TEDC - Texas Economic Development Council
  • AICP - American Institute of Certified Planners
  • APA - American Planning Association
  • UMANT - Urban Management Assistants of North Texas

Previous Experience


  • City of Riverside, California - Planning Technician