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, City Manager


Historical Information  
1990   Building Inspector, Planning
1991   House Inspector, CDBG
1993   Economic Dev. Rehab Assistant, CDBG
1995
  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
E-Mail: dserna@myharlingen.us 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
Education

1984
Bachelor's in Economics,
The University of Texas at Austin
     
Historical
  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      
E-Mail: ggonzalez@myharlingen.us      
       
    Hobbies  
   

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

 

 

 


 

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

Office Phone #: (956) 216-5015
E-Mail:  csanchez@myharlingen.us

Education

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
     
Historical
 

2006-2016

Public Works Director and Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator,
McAllen

 

2003-2006

Deputy/Assistant City Engineer
McAllen

 

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

Professional Association Memberships      

American Public Works Association / Texas Public Works Association (TPWA) since 2003

Hobbies  

President for TPWA State Chapter in 2016 with 1,600 members

Enjoy cycling, computers, community events, and spending time with

Member of American Society of Civil Engineers

family.

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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