City Manager

Dale Fisseler, P.E.

Dale Fisseler, P.E.


Dale Fisseler was selected as City Manager for the City of Waco at the end of 2013, following his position as Deputy City Manager, which began in March 2011. His first day as City Manager was March 3, 2014.

Fisseler is a licensed Professional Engineer and joined the City of Waco following thirty years of public service with the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Fisseler was born and raised in the City of Waco and graduated from Richfield High School in 1977. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.

Fisseler joined the City of Fort Worth in 1990, as a water production superintendent, after eight years of service with Dallas Water Utilities. He was named director of Fort Worth’s Water Department in 1999 and was appointed as Fort Worth City Manager in 2007.

Fisseler has served as Chair of the Texas A&M Civil Engineering Advisory Board and is a past member of the TCU Advisory Committee for Science and Engineering. He has served on the University of Texas at Arlington Civil Engineering Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

He has served as president of the Texas Municipal Utilities Association and the Tarrant County Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

He and his wife, Linda, live in Waco.  They have two children, Stephanie and Ben, and two grandchildren, Avery and Gage.

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