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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Garland Welcomes New Assistant City Manager


Phillip “Phil” Urrutia will join the City of Garland as an Assistant City Manager on Oct. 3. Phil has more than 14 years of experience in municipal government including leadership roles in Municipal Court, Purchasing and Fleet. 

Most recently, Urrutia served as Assistant City Manager in Odessa, with responsibility for Public Works, Utilities, Development, Parks & Recreation and a host of other services. Phil successfully led many projects for the City of Odessa, including the municipal response to COVID-19, Winter Storm Uri and other events. He has also served in a key role with Downtown Odessa’s revitalization efforts including development of a hotel and convention center and other major capital projects.   

Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and designation as a Certified Public Manager from Texas Tech University along with a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. He has also completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency Professional Development Series for Emergency Management and the International City/County Management Association High Performance Leadership Academy.

Phil and his wife Michelle, a new Garland ISD teacher, have one daughter, Cheyenne. 

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