The DeSoto City Council has selected Brandon Wright, who currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Administrator for the City of Davenport, Iowa, as their choice to become the City of DeSoto’s next City Manager. He is expected to begin his DeSoto Service in late April.
Wright was one of two finalists introduced to the residents of DeSoto at a Town Hall Meeting held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in the City Council Chambers. The other finalist was Jose Madrigal who serves as the Interim Solid Waste Services Director for the City of Irving, Texas.
Including his present post with the City of Davenport, Brandon Wright has more than 14 years of local government experience including serving as Davenport’s Finance Director from 2012 to 2016, and Budget Manager from 2010 to 2012. Brandon served as Budget Analyst for the City of Aurora, Illinois from 2007 to 2010.
Wright holds a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Finance Officer and a graduate of Harvard University’s State and Local Government Executive Program.