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Posted on: April 21, 2023

City Manager Bryan Langley to take job in Kyle, TX

Bryan Langley

After four years leading the city of Burleson, City Manager Bryan Langley announced his resignation on April 19, 2023, to take the city manager role in Kyle, Texas.  

"Burleson has been a great place to work and I am extremely proud of the accomplishments we have been able to achieve as a team," states Langley. "I'm very excited about the Kyle opportunity, but I will always be grateful for my experience in Burleson."  

Public safety was a top priority for Langley during his time in Burleson. He added 41 new public safety positions and increased public safety pay by over 40% in four years. He also led the way for the police department headquarters expansion that was approved by voters in the 2022 bond election. He created a public safety communications department that improved 911 communications within the city and developed a plan to transition EMS services from the regional MedStar Mobile Healthcare provider to a fire department-based response model, which will provide more effective services and come at a reduced cost.   

Langley was responsible for developing a $269 million five-year capital improvement program to address infrastructure needs throughout the city. He also developed a parks capital improvement plan to upgrade the city's park system. Langley led the city through the largest voter-approved bond in the city's history, which includes major thoroughfare improvements and a new fire station on the city's western border.    

Langley was also instrumental in several high-profile development projects, including the $1.2 billion Chisholm Summit master-planned community. He created a 106-acre professional business park as part of the Chisholm Summit development and began negotiations with a potential corporate partner for that site. Langley also developed a public/private partnership for the Ellison Street project in Old Town that will bring new restaurants, retail and office space to the city. 

Langley also created a city-wide strategic plan, developed key performance indicators, launched a Lean Government initiative to, established a new customer service department, and launched a 311 Customer Relationship Management system to increase citizen access to city services.   

"Bryan has been a faithful servant to this city during his time," stated Mayor Chris Fletcher. "He led us through the COVID-19 health crisis, led the 15-member citizen advisory bond committee, prepared a budget that allowed the city council to vote on reducing the city's portion of the property tax rate from 73.50 to 65.72 cents over the last four years, and he proposed the first city homestead exemption for council's consideration."  

Langley's last day with the city of Burleson will be May 18. The city council will appoint an interim city manager at an upcoming meeting.  T

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