City Manager

About the City Manager
Opal Mauldin-Robertson became the first female City Manager for the City of Lancaster, Texas on February 14, 2011.

Her public service career began as a college intern in the office of The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, who represents Texas' 30th Congressional District. Opal progressed through the ranks and served in numerous positions.

Prior to being named City Manager, she served the City of Lancaster as Community Relations Coordinator, Assistant to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager.

A native Texan, Opal completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Opal has completed numerous certification and training programs including the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service LEAD and Senior Executive Institute. She is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership ICMA program, and 2012 graduate of the Texas State University, Texas Certified Public Manager Program.

From Our City Manager

I would like to welcome you to the City of Lancaster. As City Manager for the City of Lancaster, I am proud to work with our Executive Team to attain the city's vision through development and facilitation of goals that meet the City Council's Goals and Objectives.

As you browse the available resources on the website, it is our hope that the pride and beauty of our city is reflected. Our organization is committed to providing quality, innovative services that sets a standard for professionalism and excellence. We look forward to serving you and encourage you to experience Lancaster: a proud, vibrant city rich with diversity, history, natural beauty and economic opportunity.

About Lancaster

Lancaster is just minutes from downtown Dallas and offers the comfort of a small town with access to the commerce of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. Lancaster is an excellent place to live, work, learn, and play. We look forward to you relocating or visiting our community.

City Growth

The City of Lancaster has grown to include nearly 37,000 residents. To accommodate the strong growth, the city has a plan that prepares the community for commercial, industrial, retail, and residential developments.


Lancaster has excellent freeway access, with highways 20, 35, and 45; the proposed Loop 9; the Lancaster Regional Airport; and a rail line.


City features:
  • Airport
  • Abundant creeks and trees
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking and bike trails
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Picturesque hills
  • Recreational amenities
  • Rich historical heritage

Government Transparency

We strive to provide exceptional customer service to make access to city government convenient and transparent. Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome.

Life, Well Run

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