Office of the City Manager

The City of Ovilla operates as a Type A general-law municipality.  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  Ordinance Number 2015-018 repealed Chapter 9, Article 9.03 Division 2 of the Code and adopted new provisions in place thereof establishing the office of the City Manager.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 city manager is the administrative officer of the city.  The manager is responsible to the governing body of the city for the proper administration of all affairs of the city.

City Manager David D. Henley

Mr. David D. Henley was appointed as city manager by the City Council on January 30, 2023.

Mr. Henley brings over 25 years of municipal experience to Ovilla. Mr. Henley previously served as a city manager for many years and in the police service for over 25 years, serving as a chief of police for over 15 years. Mr. Henley has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Criminal Justice and is a member of the Texas City Management Association. 

Mr. Henley feels blessed to be here to serve the citizens of Ovilla.


  1. David D. Henley

    City Manager 



    105 Cockrell Hill

    Ovilla, Texas 75154


    (972) 617-7262 - Office