John Dean became city manager of Ovilla on June 12, 2017. Before coming to Ovilla, John served as the city manager for the City of Pilot Point, Texas. He has been in municipal government for ten years serving in Oklahoma and Texas. John is retired from the U.S. Army. He holds a bachelors degree in social science from Campbell University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.
John and his wife Sheila have been married for more than 30 years. They had two grown children and four grandchildren.