Deputy City Manager
Deidra Emerson, Deputy City Manager with the City of Waco, began her career in public administration with the City of Fort Worth in 1995. She began as a temporary employee and advanced to increasingly responsible positions of: Administrative Assistant, Contract Compliance Specialist, Contract Compliance Supervisor, Assistant Housing Director and Director of Municipal Court Services.
Deidra is active in professional and civic activities. She is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), currently serving as the local chapter President. She is a member of the Fort Worth City Credit Union Board, serving as the Secretary and the National Association for Court Managers. She has served on the United Way Tarrant County Educational Council and is a graduate of the NFBPA Mentor Program and Leadership Fort Worth.
Ms. Emerson is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. Ms. Emerson is a native of Richmond, California.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family, mentoring young adults and traveling.