Hutchins Names Carl Sherman Sr. City Manager

City of Hutchins Names Former DeSoto Mayor As City Manager
Hon. Carl O. Sherman Sr. addresses DeSoto residents and business owners during his last State of the City address in January 2016.

Former DeSoto Mayor to Assume Hutchins Administrator Post On September 6th

HUTCHINS—Tuesday members of the Hutchins City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Carl Sherman Sr. as its new Chief Administrative Officer.

“Amid this exciting period of robust economic development surrounding the International Inter-modal that is attracting companies like Fedex, Frito-Lay, Amazon, Whirlpool, BMW and Proctor & Gamble to our area there is no better suited individual to take our city to the next level than Carl Sherman,” stated Mario Vasquez Mayor of Hutchins.

Sherman is a seasoned executive both in business and municipal governance bringing a unique set of corporate skills, executive strategic planning and an unmatched ability to bring people and organizations together. During his two-terms as Mayor of DeSoto the city’s sales tax revenue grew by 39%, outpacing all cities in the Best Southwest region. His notable experience in strategic planning and public-private partnerships is exactly what our city needs as the city enters the next phase of growth. Growth that involves transitioning from a general law form of government to a home rule structure of government.”

“Last year, while serving as Mayor of DeSoto, Sherman accepted the additional role as City Manager of Ferris. As City Manager, Sherman’s operational initiatives across the city have benefited the citizens greatly. I know this first hand from my wife’s family that are long time residence of Ferris, who love the changes he has made to improve city services. Some of his operational changes have involved collaborations with corporate partners, which have saved the citizens thousands. Additionally, he has structured inter-local agreements with the local school system. Most notably, a fuel agreement with the city’s ISD that is projected to save the city thousands of dollars,” expressed Mayor Vasquez.

City of Hutchins Names Former DeSoto Mayor As City Manager
Sherman makes his final remarks as Mayor during the Swearing in Ceremony of DeSoto’s 21st Mayor Curtistene McCowan.

“Hutchins is in a very desirous position logistically speaking with multiple interstate highways, rail lines and airports allowing its multinational businesses to serve the entire North American continent, while being ideally located less than 10 minutes from downtown Dallas,” Sherman said. “The opportunities ahead for the city are immense, yet to capitalize on these possibilities, we must have the full backing of the Council to grow, the right people in the right positions, a clear focus on delivering more in the form of quality municipal service to our citizens for less, while moving faster to innovate every aspect of our local government. A significant part of my role is to accelerate our ability to initiate advancements in the quality of life for our residence, as we focus on making vast improvements in customer service in all areas of city services from public works to police services.”

Hutchins City Manager

Current Hutchins City Manager and Economic Development Executive Director, Guy Brown commented, “Sherman is the right choice to lead the city at this important time of industrial transformation and build on this momentum by attracting quality retail and residential developers to the city,” said Brown, who announced earlier this year that he would be resigning from his administrative role to focus solely on economic development once a successor was named.

Sherman stated that his official first day on the job will be September 6th, as he works hard to close a few items in Ferris.

“As I leave my assignment in Ferris to take on this new appointment in Hutchins, I leave with mixed feelings because I will miss the fortune of reporting to an incredibly insightful and selfless servant leader, Mayor Michael Driggars, an extremely active Council, employees that give so much of themselves to serve the great community of Ferris and the beautiful people of Ferris.”