William E. Dollar served Garland as City Manager beginning in September 2003. He has become a recognized authority in the areas of public works and utility services during a career that has spanned four decades. In early 2015, he announced his plans to retire at the end of May.
Mr. Dollar is a Garland native and began his career as a design engineer in 1971. Since then he has served as Director of Wastewater Treatment and Director of Public Works. In 1985 he became Assistant City Manager of Utilities Services and served in that capacity until his appointment as City Manager.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas. Mr. Dollar is also a Registered Professional Engineer.
Mr. Dollar is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the Texas City Management Association, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has served on the Texas Public Power Association Board of Directors and the American Public Power Association Board of Directors. In addition, he serves on the Garland Economic Development Partnership along with members of the Garland City Council, Garland Independent School District superintendent and trustees, and president of the Garland Chamber of Commerce and members of the Chamber's Board of Directors.
He is also a member of First United Methodist Church of Garland. He and his wife, Tandy, enjoy golfing at Garland's Firewheel Golf Park and spending time with their grandchildren.