T.C. Broadnax began serving as Dallas City Manager on February 1, 2017, bringing a Service First philosophy to the city. Prior to that, he served as City Manager of Tacoma, Washington since 2012, and has more than 23 years of local government management experience. Broadnax is an International City/County Manager's Association Credentialed Manager and is recognized throughout the country for his significant contributions working in the public sector tackling issues relating to community and economic development, neighborhood revitalization, code enforcement, financial management and organizational leadership. His approach to public sector management and community engagement has been instrumental in enhancing quality of life for the residents of the cities he has served.
Responsible for more than 13,000 employees, Broadnax manages a budget of more than $3.6 billion (Operating and Capital) with an emphasis on financial prudence. Under his leadership, his team helped to resolve a stalemate pension crisis among first responders in Dallas, which lead to a positive increase in Dallas' credit rating.
Under Mr. Broadnax's leadership, the City developed a biennial operating budget and implemented Dallas 365, an organizational-wide performance management system tied to the city's strategic priorities. The program is designed to increase transparency and accountability to the residents of Dallas using a set of metrics focusing on 35 key performance measures.
In 2017, the first-ever Citizens Bond Task Force was formed to assist the City in reviewing and recommending project across 10 propositions ranging from streets and transportation, to economic development. As a result of his commitment to community engagement and transparency, voters approved the 2017 Capital Bond Project totaling over $1.05 billion, one of the largest Bond programs in the City's history.
Mr. Broadnax established the Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) to ensure the City is accessible, responsive and equitable to the needs of immigrant populations in Dallas. Forty-two percent of Dallas households speak a language other than English and over 25 percent of the labor force in Dallas are immigrants.
In addition, Mr. Broadnax and his team engaged residents and advanced public policy programs and efforts through the development of a Market Value Analysis (MVA) that used objective, data-driven information to assist residents and policy-makers understand the elements of their local residential real estate markets. The MVA served as a foundational anchor for Dallas' first-ever comprehensive housing policy that was unanimously adopted by the City Council in May 2018.
Broadnax has brought a transformational leadership approach to the City of Dallas that focuses on elevating transparency in the public decision-making process, leveraging data to drive resource allocation, and identifying innovative solutions to solving historical and complex problems rooted in inequities.
Mr. Broadnax earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Communications at Washburn University, in Topeka, KS and a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of North Texas. He is a Kansas native, sports enthusiast. He is married and has four children.