DONALD E. PASCHAL, JR.                                                       

916 Wilshire Court                             McKinney, TX  75070                            972-529-1325



Results-oriented senior executive with extensive experience in municipal government and community development activities.  Possesses outstanding planning, communication, budgetary, and management skills with a history of producing visionary, yet practical, goal-focused programs in a fiscally responsible manner.  Entrepreneurial individual with team-oriented motivational abilities through consensus-building and participatory management.  Recent consulting experiences include organizational analysis and development, municipal policy analysis and development, contract negotiation, strategic planning, staff and council training, litigation strategy and testimony, and land use development and negotiation.




Self-Employed Professional Consultant                                               1997-Present

·        Consultation provided to a mixture of public and private sectors on a broad range of policy operations, management, and development issues relating to local government

·        Extensive experience in public policy development, contract negotiation, conflict resolution, visionary planning, optimizing site opportunities and effectiveness, leadership development, fiscal policy development, quality concepts and implementation, and creative project and management conceptualization

·        Experienced motivational, conference, and training speaker


City of  McKinney, Texas

City Manager                                                                                                                 1978-1997

·        Established fiscal stability, comprehensive annual budget system, economic development programs, successful cooperative city/school district programs, housing redevelopment program, and growth management and planning programs for new development


·        Initiated council policy development, fiscal policy development, personnel system, performance review system, comprehensive municipal reorganization, strategic planning, service excellence and total quality management program, comprehensive data systems, citizen opinion, perception and  service surveys


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·        Developed and implemented comprehensive city plan, innovative multi-year budgetary planning, public facility planning, transportation infrastructure (new thoroughfares, street systems, and airport), new and expanded water and wastewater facilities, comprehensive infrastructure maintenance program, multi-year capital improvement program, successful bond programs, historic downtown redevelopment and revitalization plan, community aesthetic enhancement programs, innovative debt issuance and rating agency communications and promotional programs, extensive and highly acclaimed park and open space facilities, environmental and natural resource preservation, and numerous creative and award-winning municipal facilities


·        Infused spirit of optimism replacing negative community attitudes with reputation for action and responsiveness; creative and entrepreneurial attitudes; and preserved and enhanced home town atmosphere and community heritage


·        Secured and implemented grants


·        Negotiated successful agreements for all types and sizes of development, land and facility acquisition, conflict and lawsuit resolution, and service contracts


·        Achieved long and short-term goals, productivity objectives, quality-community image, significant tax-rate reduction, three bond rating upgrades, and high level of citizen satisfaction



City of  Garland, Texas

Community Services Administrator                                                                        1973-1978


·        Supervised the following departments:  fire, police, health, planning, civic center, parks and recreation, libraries, public information, and municipal court


·        Coordinated operations and long-range planning  for all supervised departments


·        Planned and initiated numerous public facility projects including central library expansion, branch libraries, parks, recreation facilities, fire stations, and public safety/police building


Administrative Assistant                                                                                            1968-1972


·        Conceptualized and implemented city operated emergency medical system


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·        Coordinated departmental re-organizations, public facility planning, innovative city/school contractual agreement, numerous personnel programs, bond election planning, long range financial and budgetary planning


·        Participated in planning/development of park master plan, land acquisition needs, thoroughfare planning, zoning development, and land use development



University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, M.P.A.                                                                1973           

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas,  B.B.A.                                                               1970

Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas  -  Associate Degree                                                     1968




    Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation                                              FY 1985 - 1995

        Government Finance Officers Association (One of six cities nationally to

        receive this award each year, and one of only four Texas cities to receive the

        award all ten years since its inception.)


    Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting                                      FY 1982 - 1983

        Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)                                           1987 - 1995


    Award of Excellence in Financial Management for Strategic Planning Program   


    Award of Excellence in Financial Management for Debt Management               FY 1990



    Region V Management Innovation Award                                                                      1992

        Texas Recreation & Parks Society


    National Award of Merit                                                                                                      1989

        National Institute of Parks and Grounds Maintenance


    Highest Honor Award for Enhancing Public Open Space                                            1988

        North Central Texas Region of the American Planning Association


   Excellence in Construction                                                                                                 1985

        Associated General Contractors (AGC) - Community Center Facility

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    Served on State Comptroller’s Committee for Development of Financial Manual

      for Texas Cities


    International City Management Association  25-year Service Award in 1993

     Texas City Management Association, 25-year Service Award in 1995


    First Baptist Church, McKinney, Deacon                                                            1983 - 1999

      Chairman of Deacons                                                                                        1992 & 1997


    Baptist General Convention of Texas, Executive Board                                  1996 - 1999


    Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration          1981


    University of North Texas Alumni Association, Board of Directors                         2000



        “Pragmatic Policy Planning”

               published in Texas Town and City - November 1983


        “An In-House Approach to Bond Advisory Services”

               published in GFOA Newsletter - November 1982




  International City Management Association, member and served on Young Professionals Task

      Force, Committee for National Academy of Urban Management, Research and

      Development Board of Advisors, Annual Conference Planning Committee (Boston), North

      Texas Host Committee for Dallas Conference and Fort Worth Conference, Speaker at 1996

      and 1997 Annual Conferences, Committee on Small Communities, and participant in 1998

      ICMA Knowledge Assessment Instrument Development/Review Project.


  Texas Municipal League, member and served on all of the Legislative Policy Committees    

      including Personnel and Finance, Community and Economic Development, Finance, and

      Administration, as well as sub-committees for specific legislative issues - Revenue Manual

      Committee, Impact Fee Committee, and the Resolutions Committee.


  Texas City Management Association, member and served on Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship

      Committee (Chairman), Program Development Committee, Nominating Committee, Public

      Policy Committee, Ethics & Professional Standards Committee (Chairman), Board of

      Directors, and Budget Committee.

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  North Texas City Managers’ Association, member and served as Board Member, Vice

      President, President, and Board Member.


  North Central Texas Council of Governments, member and served on Governmental Appli-

      cations Review Committee (Chairman), Air Transportation Technical Advisory Committee

      (Chairman), Regional Air Carrier Capacity Study Advisory Committee, Regional Transpor-

      tation Planning Subcommittee, Satellite Airport Development Program Committee, and

      Regional Cooperation Award Committee.


  North Texas Commission, member and served on Aviation Executive/Steering Committee,

      Aviation Development Committee, DFW International Airport Expansion Task Force, and

      Logistics Committee.


  Urban Management Assistants of North Texas, one of three Founding Members of one of the

      largest national Assistants groups.


  University of North Texas M.P.A. Alumni, Chairman, Advisory Committee.