Gov't Affairs Speaker Forum
Mike Land, Coppell's new City Manager, will be speaking at our Governmental Affairs Speaker Forum. He will be speaking about his vision for Coppell through 2017 and beyond.
Prior to coming to the City of Coppell, Mike Land served as the Town Manager for the Town of Prosper. He was previously the city manager for the City of Gainesville, Texas, Executive Director of the Southwestern Diabetic Foundation and the Community Development Director of the City of Gainesville.
Prior to moving to Gainesville, Texas, Mike worked in Sarasota and Orlando, Florida, as a Project Manager for a land planning firm and in Tavares, Florida, as the City's Planning and Zoning Director. While in Sarasota, Mike served as Chairman of Sarasota County's Affordable Housing Task Force. Mike served as Chairman of the Northern Collin County Leadership Program Executive Committee and has served on the Certified Public Manager Advisory Committee member for the CPM program offered through Texas State University. He was recognized as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by the Collin County Business Press.
Mike received a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master's of Science in Land Development from Texas A&M University. He is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association, a Certified Public Manager through the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service at Texas State University a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and earned his Project Management Certificate from Duke University.
Mike's professional activities have included serving on ICMA's Small Cities Advisory Committee, Texas A&M University's Development Industry Advisory Council, United Way Campaign Chairman and President for Cooke County, School Board trustee for the Gainesville Independent School District and is currently serving as Past President of the Texas City Management Association.
Mike and his wife Lisa, an elementary school teacher, live in Coppell. Mike and Lisa have three daughters.