City Manager's Office
City Manager - Danny Presley
Danny Presley began his career at the Gregg County Sheriff’s Department in Longview, Texas 1989. In 1990, he moved to Texarkana, Texas where he continued his law enforcement career at the Texarkana, Texas Police Department. Presley served there for 24 years, was promoted to Captain in 2005, and eventually became Texarkana, Texas’ Interim Chief of Police. Presley gained experience in all facets of law enforcement serving as Support Services Division Commander, Operations Division Commander, SWAT Commander, Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices Recognition Program Manager, and Internal Affairs Administrator. Presley was an adjunct staff instructor at Texas A&M University-Texarkana where he taught Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies, Police-Community Relations, and Criminology. Presley’s broader local government experience began in Texarkana where he served for two years in the Office of the City Manager as Texarkana’s Government Liaison and Administrative Services Manager.
Presley began his service with the City of Webster in April 2014 and served four years as Webster’s Chief of Police. Presley was appointed to Assistant City Manager in March of 2018 and later appointed City Manager in November 2019. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Kilgore College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from Sam Houston State University. Presley is a graduate and Class President of the 254th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and received the George C. Askew Award from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. He is a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional (IPMA-SCP) and earned a Certificate in Public Finance from Texas Tech University’s Institute of Governmental Finance. In 2018 Presley graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU-EDI), the nation’s premier economic development training program. He also completed a three-year program at the Community Development Institute, and in 2019 he earned the nationally-recognized Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) certification.
Presley was among 60 leaders selected from around the nation to take part in the 2017 class of the highly prestigious Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, an executive leadership program developed by President George H. W. Bush,President Bill Clinton, and George W Bush, in conjunction with the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library staff. This program took Presley to Washington D. C., Dallas, Little Rock, College Station, and Austin where he studied civic leadership under the tutelage of the three Presidents and their staff.
Presley has over 30 years of law enforcement and city government experience. He brings the City of Webster a wealth of leadership experience, an array of relevant education and certifications, and a strong passion for public service. He provides a great deal of vision and leadership to the City of Webster.