City of Marlin hires Davis as new city manager

The Marlin City Council voted to hire a new city manager on May 10. They named Cedric W. Davis Sr. to the post. Davis was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Balch Springs in 2008. In 2018 he was the first African-American to run for and finish in the top three Democratic candidates for Texas Governor. He is an alumnus of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice followed by a degree in Graduate Studies in Public Administration from Tarleton State University, and he’s a Master Peace Officer. He is a retired Police Chief who has served the public in a public safety and security role for more than 30 years. Davis served on the Balch Springs Texas Economic Development Board of Directors and as one of its Civil Service Commissioner’s. Furthermore, he’s served on the Greater Dallas Crime Commission and Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Boards, and the US National Multi-Modal Transportation Steering Committee for High-speed Rail. This Desert Storm veteran, family man and father of five, and public educator and taught principles of law, criminal justice, and executive public management to the students of Garland ISD prior to accepting Marlin’s City Manager position. 


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