LANCASTER — On Feb. 14, the Lancaster City Council unanimously named Opal Mauldin Robertson as city manager.

Mauldin Robertson holds the historic honor of being the first female city manager in the city of Lancaster. She also is the third African-American female city nanager in the State of Texas, preceded by public servants Clovia English in the City of Lockhart and Jacqueline Lee in the City of Glenn Heights.

Asked to comment relating to the recent appointment, Mayor Marcus E. Knight said, “We are excited about Ms. Mauldin Robertson’s new role as city manager and recognize the historical significance of her appointment in city of Lancaster history.”

Prior to being named interim city manager on Jan. 24, 2011, Mauldin Robertson previously served as the assistant city manager for the city.

Her municipal career began as community relations coordinator and public information officer for the city in 2003 and her public service career began in 1993 on the staff of U.S. House of Representatives member Eddie Bernice Johnson, 30th District, Texas.

A native of Overton, Texas, Robertson completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Robertson is a member of the Texas City Management Association, International City County Management Association, North Texas City Management Association, National Forum for Black Public Administrators and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

A meet and greet reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at 100 N. Henry St. For further information, individuals can call 972-218-1300.

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