After being vacant for months, two city offices will soon welcome warm bodies. A new city administrator and convention and visitors bureau director are set to move into their offices Monday, Dec. 2, according to Mayor Dennis Moore.
Both positions were vacated in mid-July.
Glen Rose City Council approved one in a long line of applicants for the city administrator position at a special meeting Nov. 15. Kyle McCain, who has served as city manager for a number of Texas cities, has established a temporary residence within the city, Moore said.
According to his resume, McCain most recently served as city manager in Shavano Park, which is located in the San Antonio area and has a population of a little more than 3,000 residents. McCain says noteworthy accomplishments during his two years in Shavano Park include working with the city's Planning and Zoning commission to update ordinances and attract residential and commercial development that added more than $24 million to the tax roll.
McCain served as city manager in Clute June 2007-October 2009, where he says the city saved more than $3 million on a sewer project under his leadership.
In Mexia, where he worked 2001-07, McCain negotiated the trade of a tract of land for a new fire station. In that leadership role, McCain said he also directed the demolition of more than 200 dilapidated structures and negotiated an agreement to supervise the sale of the properties to benefit area taxing entities.
Other roles previously held by McCain include city manager in McGregor and Lampasas. His experience also includes serving as a community manager in Lake Kiowa and general manager of Bluebonnet Water Supply Corporation. He also worked as an emergency management specialist with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 1991-2001 and resigned as a disaster reservist with the agency just last year.
McCain obtained a master's degree in public administration from University of North Texas in 1978 and a bachelor's in political science from Baylor University in 1973.
Nichole Belford was hired by the city several weeks ago, and will bring 15 years of experience to Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Her resume states her experience includes arts, event and facility management, as well as expertise in community program development, contract negotiations, marketing and sales.
Most recently, Belford served as the marketing and sales manager at Richardson CVB. She was hired for that role in May 2008 and recently resigned to accept the local position.
Other work experience includes serving as house manager and art gallery coordinator at Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson from 2002-2008, premium luxury suite manager at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and a stint at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
Belford's resume states she has a strong background in community service with various organizations, including Richardson Arts Alliance, McKinney Arts Commission and Richardson Chamber of Commerce. She was named City of Richardson Supervisor of the Year 2006 and was nominated for the Altrusa Woman of the Year in Government Services 2012.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Administration from University of Texas at Dallas.