Hurst City Manager announces retirement after 36 years of service
Revered Hurst City Manager Allan Weegar will retire in July as the longest tenured City Manager in Hurst history, and one of the longest tenured in the metroplex. Weegar announced his retirement on Tuesday after nearly 36 years with the city. He began his career with the City of Hurst in 1981 as Assistant to the City Manager, was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 1984 and became City Manager in 1997.
Under Weegar’s direction, Hurst has blossomed into a notoriously stable, progressive community, known for it’s quality of life. He began the Transforming Hurst redevelopment initiative over ten years ago, a plan that has spawned a new Fire Station, Senior Center, Justice Center, and most notably, the Hurst Conference Center.
“Allan is a true public servant who has set our city up for long-term success through his ingenuity, tenacity and work ethic. I’m honored to have worked alongside him and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Hurst Mayor Richard Ward said.
Weegar began his career as a juvenile probation officer for Tarrant County after receiving both a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Sociology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Texas Christian University. He is a member of (ICMA) International City Management Association, (TCMA) Texas City Management Association Board of Directors and past president of the (NTCMA) North Texas City Management Association.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the (NETS) Northeast Transportation System and the HEB Economic Development Foundation. He is also a member of the Northeast Leadership Forum. He and his wife of 37 years, Cindy, have been Hurst residents for more than 30 years.