City Manager


Kennedale operates under the Council-Manager form of government. This system combines the strength of an elected Mayor and City Council with a professional manager and staff. The City Manager is accountable to the City Council for the proper administration of all the affairs of the city.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advising and making recommendations to the City Council regarding the city's financial condition, future needs, policy, and other necessary matters
  • Supervising, directly or indirectly, all departments and employees
  • Budget administration, including preparation and submission of the proposed annual budget
  • Appointing and removing any employee of the City of Kennedale including the Police and Fire Departments


Leslie Galloway has served as City Secretary for the City of Kennedale since January 2015 and was appointed by the Council on June 22, 2021, to serve as the temporary Interim City Manager. The Council is expected to appoint an Interim City Manager during a special meeting Tuesday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m.  After that time, the City will begin efforts to identify a permanent candidate. If you have interest in subscribing to City of Kennedale career opportunities, please visit