City of Coppell, Texas
Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration and Planning and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of North Texas. He completed the program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and received the Executive Fire Officer diploma from the United States Fire Administration. In May of 2002, Mr. Phillips was among the first group of public managers to receive the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation from the International City Managers Association.
Prior to his appointment as City Manager, Mr. Phillips served the City of Coppell as Deputy City Manager beginning in 1996, Fire Chief beginning in December 1991, and in the dual capacities of Assistant City Manager and Fire Chief from the fall of 1993 until his appointment as Deputy City Manager in 1996. Mr. Phillips began his career with the Town of Addison in 1981 working as a firefighter/paramedic. He left Addison after obtaining the rank of Deputy Fire Chief to assume the position of Fire Chief for the City of Coppell.
A lifetime resident of Coppell and a 1978 graduate of Coppell High School, Mr. Phillips is an active member of the community. He has served on various boards and participated in many activities including service as a founding member on the Board of Directors of the Coppell Independent School District Education Foundation and the CISD Strategic Planning Initiative. He has been seen onstage in various community theater performances in Coppell as well as other musical venues. He is an active member of his church where he serves as a deacon and in the music ministry. Mr. Phillips lives in Coppell with his wife, Terry. They have two adult children who also call Coppell home.
City Manager, City of Coppell
Deputy City of Manager, City of Coppell
Assistant City Manager/Fire Chief, City of Coppell
Fire Chief, City of Coppell
Deputy Fire Chief, Addison, Texas
Bachelor of Science, Emergency Administration and Planning, University of North Texas
Master of Public Administration, University of North Texas
Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Executive Fire Officer, United States Fire Administration
ICMA Credentialed Manager, International Association of City Managers