Local News

Plano City Council appoints Mark Israelson new City Manager

plano city manager

Plano City Council members have voted to appoint Mark Israelson as Plano’s new city manager. Israelson will replace City Manager Bruce Glasscock, who announced he will be retiring at the end of April.

“The Council and I are excited about what is to come,” said Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. “Mark combines innovative thinking with a genuine understanding of Plano’s culture of excellence. Those qualities makes him uniquely qualified to usher us into future.”

Israelson has assumed a wide array of roles in his 19 years working for the City of Plano. He started as a budget analyst in October, 1999. He also served the City as assistant to the city manager, director of customer and utility services, assistant city manager and director of policy and government relations until he was named as a deputy city manager in 2015. In May of 2019, Israelson was appointed to senior deputy city manager. He also gained valuable experience, when Plano loaned his services to the City of Kilgore, Texas where he served as interim city manager for four months.

Read more: Plano City Council approves $64.6K for master plan for Legacy Drive Park 

“I am truly honored and humbled to be selected by the City Council to lead this organization and be a part of the community I grew up in,” said Israelson. “I look forward to working with the Mayor, Council and staff to address the needs of the community and keep Plano the City of Excellence.

Glasscock says the organization will not miss a step in the transition. “I couldn’t be happier council decided to appointment Mark,” said Glasscock. “Our organization prides itself on developing managers to advance internally. This is an excellent example of our success in this process. Mark has prepared himself over the years for this well-deserved appointment.”

Aayushi Pramanik
Aayushi Pramanik is a sophomore at Williams College. When not working or studying economics and math, she enjoys dancing, singing, and taking countless photos with her camera.



Celebrating Diversity. This special edition, our first Diversity Issue, honors and celebrates our differences while tackling the issues that divide us. It’s in our mission statement that this, and every edition of Local Profile, is about celebrating the best of life in Collin County and serving our readership by asking powerful questions, starting productive conversations and inspiring positive change. We believe in a united community.

Insightful and innovative, Local Profile is the cultural compass of Collin County. Reflecting the best of life in North Texas, Local Profile connects our growing community by engaging residents in honest, creative conversation. From cuisine to current events, Local Profile delivers compelling content to a diverse, active, influential and involved readership.

Contact us

Tel: 972.769.7272
Email: [email protected]

Follow us


Copyright © 2015 Flex Mag Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.

To Top