Canyon's Randy Criswell named new city manger for Mineral Wells, Texas

Randy Criswell
Canyon's Randy Criswell has been named the new City Manager for the city of Mineral Wells, Texas. Criswell, the current City Manager of Canyon, will start his new position on May 6.

"I know as council we are all excited," Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone said. "There was great unity."

Criswell said he is excited about his new position.

"I am extremely excited. My wife and I are just thrilled for, obviously, what I feel is an honor to be selected, to be the city manager of Mineral Wells. We are extremely excited. We are a little overwhelmed.

"I was so impressed with the staff people I was able to meet during the time I was there. I think Mineral Wells has some fantastic employees. It has some challenges, some aging infrastructure like all cities have.

"I love the vision Envision Mineral Wells has created for the city. It is like a town that is really interested in itself, from a citizens standpoint as well as leadership.

"I hope I can help with that and bring some experience to that and try and help the city reach its goals," Criswell said.

Criswell was selected from an initial field of 41 candidates provided by Keller-based Strategic Government Resources to five finalists, The final five interviews took place March 8-9.

Other finalists were Lamesa City Manager Shawna Burkhart; Keene City Manager Brian LaBorde; Karnes City Manager and Mineral Wells native Robert Evans; and current Mineral Wells Director of Finance and MWHS graduate John Moran.

The Canyon City Council will be holding a special session on Monday to discuss an interim city manager until a permanent replacement for Criswell is hired.

Criswell grew up in Dumas, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in Science in Engineering Technology. His career began in Canyon as Project Manager employed by TxDOT for oversight of the concrete paving portion of I-27 from Canyon to Happy. He spent three years in the private engineering field, then came to work for City of Canyon as Public Works Director.

Promoted to Assistant City Manager 10 years later, Criswell then became City Manager in March 2008. He has served on Texas City Manager’s Board of Directors, Texas Municipal League Board of Directors and currently serves on the TMLIRP Board of Trustees.

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