The City of Ovilla operates as a Type A General Law City.  In 1996, the City Council, by Ordinance, created the position of City Administrator to oversee the day to day operations of the City.  Ordinance Number 2015-018 repealed Chapter 9, Article 9.03 Division 2 of the Code and adopted new provisions in place thereof establishing the office of the City Manager.

The Administration Department maintains administrative responsibility of city management, to include the annual budget, and is responsible for the overall direction of all city employees.

Dennis Burn, City Manager

Ovilla welcomes City Manager, Mr. Dennis Burn.  As a professional civil engineer, Dennis brings many years of varied experience to Ovilla including engineering, construction, public works, and city management.  He is also a resident of Ovilla which emphasizes his goals to improve roadways including drainage and improve the water/sanitary sewer system.  With Dennis’ background in engineering and construction, the City Council has confidence in his ability to evaluate current practices in roadway maintenance and repairs and to make suggestions for the best options to utilize our dollars for the future.  

Dennis grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  He was the City Manager of Ferris before coming to Ovilla.

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for the day to day administration of all operations of the city.  The position is responsible for:

Making recommendations concerning policies and programs to the City Council

  • Implementing policy decisions made by the City Council
  • Preparing and submitting to the council an annual budget and being responsible for its administration after adoption
  • Keeping the Council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city

Dennis Burn, Ovilla City Manager

Dennis Burn