Rick Vasquez

City Manager's Office
Title: Assistant City Manager
Rick Vasquez

Professional Experience & Education
Rick Vasquez currently serves as Assistant City Manager with the City of Garland. Rick began his career in municipal government in 1990 with the City of Laredo after earning a Masters of Community and Regional Planning at Texas A&M University in College Station. Originally from San Antonio, Rick has worked with both large and small local governments in the Rio Grande Valley, Central Texas, North Texas and the Gulf Coast.

Career Development
Rick’s career is focused on creating municipal regulatory environments that facilitate economic development and growth in local communities. Rick’s career in local government enabled him to develop expertise in the areas of:
  • Building design and construction
  • Federal housing program management
  • Federal transportation planning and programming
  • Land development
  • Tourism development
  • Water utility management

Personal Biography
Rick’s wife Theresa is an attorney and they have three children Loren, Ericka and Max. Rick enjoys escaping to the Lower Laguna Madre to fish for trout, red-fish and flounder 

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