City Manager Bruce D. Glasscock
Bruce D. Glasscock is the City Manager for the City of Plano, Texas (pop. 277,720) and was appointed to the position in February 2011. As Chief Administrative and Executive Officer for the City of Plano, Mr. Glasscock is responsible for the daily operations of the City. He oversees a city containing $2.4 billion in assets, 2,315 full time employees, 865 part time/temporary employees, a total combined budget for FY 2017/2018 of $532 million, and a General Fund budget of $291 million with a Capital Improvement Program budget of $229 million.
The City of Plano has received numerous accolades including being recognized as the “Best Place to Live in Texas,” third “Best Place to Live in America,” third “Best Place in America to Raise a Family,” “Best Run City in America,” one of “10 Healthiest Cities in America” and a recipient of the 4-STAR Community Rating for Sustainability. In addition, the City of Plano consistently receives AAA Bond Ratings.
Home to five Fortune 1000 company headquarters, Plano continues to excel in the area of economic development. Under Mr. Glasscock’s leadership, the City is an active partner in the development of the esteemed Legacy West area which is home to Boeing Global Services, FedEx Office, JCPenney, Liberty Mutual, Toyota Motor North America and JPMorgan Chase, among other businesses. Mr. Glasscock is also influential in the urban revitalization of Downtown Plano, designated by the American Planning Association as one of the “Great Places in America” and most recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Mr. Glasscock began his career with the City of Plano in August 1990 when he was selected as Police Chief of the Plano Police Department. In May 1998 he was appointed additional responsibilities as Deputy City Manager and held dual leadership roles through November 2001 at which time he transitioned to full time responsibilities as Deputy City Manager.
In 1994, during his tenure as Plano’s Police Chief, Mr. Glasscock was elected to the Board of Officers of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); the world’s oldest and largest non-profit organization of police executives. In November 2000, he was inaugurated as the 88th President of IACP and currently serves as a Past President of the association.
During his tenure as Plano Police Chief, Mr. Glasscock was instrumental in the founding of the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, serving on its board and as its president in 1996-98 and 2006-08. For his dedication to the children in our community, Mr. Glasscock was recently bestowed a Lifetime PTA Membership on behalf of the Plano Independent School District Council of PTAs. He is an active member of the Plano Rotary Club and served as its president in 2006-07. In addition, he is a long-time supporter and enthusiastic participant of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, which named him the 2017 Business Executive of the Year.
Mr. Glasscock has served over 48 years in municipal government, 33 of those in executive level positions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management from Metropolitan State College at Denver, Colorado and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Bruce Glasscock and his wife, Memrie, have two adult sons and three grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy attending their grandchildren’s sporting and musical events, walking their two weimaraners and, when possible, relaxing at the beach.