Philip Sanders joined the City of Irving as an Assistant City Manager in November 2018.
On behalf of the executive leadership team, I am excited to announce the addition of our new Assistant City Manager,” said City Manager Chris Hillman. “Philip brings two decades of planning and economic development experience to Irving. He has already hit the ground running.”
The focus of Sanders’ career in local government has involved managing growth and dealing with the challenges and opportunities related to development.
Prior to joining the city, Sanders served as city manager in Anna, Texas, and as Director of Community Development in Greenville, Texas. For eight years he served on the board of directors for the North Texas Groundwater Conservation District, and for the past year, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool.
Throughout his career, Sanders has invested his time in professional associations. He currently serves as a member of the International City County Management Association and the Texas City Management Association. Sanders earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University.
Sanders has demonstrated sustained and committed leadership to the communities he serves throughout his career.
In his role as Assistant City Manager, Sanders will oversee the Planning and Community Development (planning, zoning, housing, and redevelopment); the Inspections (permitting, plan review, building inspections, and public health); and the Economic Development departments.