City Manager Biography

Chris Hillman became Irving City Manager in August 2014.

Hillman's experience in public administration is extensive, having served as City Manager in Surprise, Arizona; Clearfield, Utah; and Eagle Mountain, Utah. Prior to that, he held various other municipal management positions. In Irving, Hillman's major focus areas include fiscal strength and sustainability, economic development, business/government/education coordination and collaboration, water resources and transportation.

Hillman attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a master's degree in Public Administration with a dual emphasis in City Management and Financial Management.

Throughout his career, Hillman has been highly involved in professional associations. He is a credentialed manager in the International City County Management Association and also is a member of the Texas City Management Association.

Prior to his relocation to Texas, he served as president of the Utah City Management Association, as well as Utah Chapter President of the American Society for Public Administration. Hillman was a board member for the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT) and a ULCT Legislative Policy Committee member.

He is currently assigned to the Governor's appointed Bureau of Economic Geology Technical Advisory Committee, and he also serves on the boards for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and the Irving Visitors and Convention Bureau.