City Manager's Office 
The City Manager ensures that City services are accomplished in an efficient, effective, and a cordial manner;  develop programs and strategies for a safer environment;  creates a positive perception of the City by cooperating with other governmental agencies by administering the policies established by the City Commission, and by coordinating, directing, and reviewing activities of all municipal operations.

Dan Serna, CPM, City Manager

            Historical Information 
1990 Building Inspector, Planning
1991 House Inspector, CDBG
1993  Economic Dev. Rehab Assistant, CDBG
Housing Specialist, CDBG
1996  Project Cons. Coordinator, Public Works
1997  Acting Health Director
1997  Director of Environmental Health
1999  Environmental Health/Public Buildings, Director
Office Phone #: (956) 216-5001
2005  Public Works/Public Buildings, Director
2012  Assistant City Manager
Licenses     Hobbies 
Class "B" MSW Operators 
Hunting, fishing, playing basketball and baseball.
Master Electrician
Registered Code Enforcement Officer 
Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector
Certified Public Manager

Gabriel Gonzalez, Assistant City Manager             

1984  Bachelor's in Economics, The University of Texas at Austin 
1997 E. M. S., Board Member
1997  City of San Benito, Assistant City Manager
2001  City of San Benito, City Manager

Office Phone #:   (956) 216-5002

Fishing, barbecuing, playing video games with my two sons,
Zachary Christian and Gabriel Everest.

Carlos A Sanchez, P.E., CPM, CFM,  Assistant City Manager            



1994 Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering,
Colorado State University
 2005 Masters in Business Administration, University of Texas, San Antonio
 2002 License Professional Engineer in State of Texas
 2011 Certified Public Manager,
Texas State University / UTPA
 2006 Certified Floodplain Manager,
Texas Floodplain Management Association


2006-2016 Public Works Director and Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator,
2003-2006 Deputy/Assistant City Engineer
2002-2003 Assistant County Engineer / Flood Plain Administrator,
Cameron County
1998-2002 Public Works Senior Engineering Associate,
San Antonio 
1995-1998 Civil Engineer in Training,
Cameron County
1992-1995 Engineering Technician,
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

Office Phone #: (956) 216-5015

Professional Association Memberships
Enjoy cycling, computers, community events, and spending time with family
American Public Works Association / Texas Public Works Association (TPWA) since 2003
President for TPWA State Chapter in 2016 with 1,600 members
Member of American Society of Civil Engineers
Member of the Texas Floodplain Management Association
Member of the Emergency Management Association of Texas
Member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

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