Mike Land, City Manager, City of Coppell

Prior to working with 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.

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 has also 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 and is a member of the 2017-2018 class of the North Texas Commission’s Leadership North Texas program.

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 International City/County Management (ICMA) Small Cities Advisory Committee, ICMA’s Advisory Board on Graduate Education, 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 as past President of the Texas City Management Association.

Mike began his tenure as Coppell City Manager this past April after serving as Deputy City Manager since 2012.

Mike and his wife Lisa, an elementary school teacher, live in Coppell.  Mike and Lisa have three daughters and a new granddaughter.