Hi, I'm Christopher Christian, serving as your new Director of Code Compliance Services. I'm excited to lead our Code Compliance team in providing our residents with exceptional service. We can’t do it alone — we need your help to improve the quality of life for our City of Dallas communities. If you have already contacted 311 with your concern and it’s been passed on to Code Compliance and it hasn’t been addressed for quite some time, please reach out to me at the email address below. I, or one of my team members, will respond to you within 72 hours of your inquiry. Thank you for helping to ensure Dallas continues to be “Service First” oriented.
More About Christian
Responsible for over 450 employees, Chris manages a budget of $42 million (Operating and Capital) with an emphasis on fiscal responsibility. In addition, Chris has brought a transformational leadership approach to the City of Dallas that focuses on responsiveness and proactivity when addressing the concerns of City of Dallas residents and business owners. Using a data-driven approach to strategically deploy resources and reduce response times for code concerns and abatement processes citywide.
Chris began serving as an airfield maintenance technician, at Dallas Love Field airport, in Jan 2013. Mr. Christian joined the Code Compliance management team in June of 2021, as the Code Administrator over the Nuisance Abatement workgroup. During his tenure, Mr. Christian quickly won the trust and confidence of his team. He has effectively managed his work group and improved customer service deliverables, abatement turnaround times, engaged with the community, and has become a credible leader in the department. He is responsive, ethical, innovative, and dependable with a visible commitment to public service.
He previously worked in the Department of Aviation as a Manager and led the team responsible for grounds maintenance, and contracts for Love Field Airport. In addition, he was employed by the Public Works Department as a Manager and worked with the training, budget, and street repair divisions. He brings 10 years of municipal public service experience and a mindset that promotes the City's Core Values. Prior to City of Dallas, he worked managing and operating a clothing retail business as an entrepreneur and manager. Chris was born and raised in the City of Dallas and prides himself on making a lasting impact in the communities he serves.
- Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas
Membership & Awards
- Certified Mediator
- International Code Council
Director of Code Compliance Services
Chris conducts monthly updates about Code initiatives and programs through his Director's Message which can easily be accessible online.