Ted Barron has been the City Manager for the City of Mesquite since 1995. With a population of more than 140,000 citizens, Mesquite is the eighth largest municipality in the North Texas region and has a service area of nearly 50 square miles.
Ted oversees an organization of more than 1,100 full and part-time employees as well as an annual operating budget of $97 million. During Ted’s tenure the City of Mesquite has achieved several accomplishments highlighted by the selection as an All-America City Finalist by the National Civic League. Additionally, Mesquite recently completed the new “L.E.E.D. Silver Certified” City Hall, earned the 2011 International City/County Management Association – Community Partnership Program Excellence Award and has been a Tree City U.S.A. designee for the past two decades.
In addition to his service to the citizens of Mesquite, Ted currently has actively participated in various regional and national professional associations, including serving as President of the North Texas City Management Association.
Ted is also passionate about service to the community which he serves. This is highlighted by his invaluable gift of friendship through volunteering in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Dallas in addition to donating time as a Campaign Cabinet member for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and as a Boy Scouts of America Friends of Scouting Chairman.
Prior to his current role, Ted served the City of Mesquite as Assistant City Manager before being elevated to Deputy City Manager. During Ted’s career he also served the City of Lubbock beginning as a college intern and earning countless promotions which ultimately led to his role as the Budget and Research Director.
Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University.