Frisco Deputy City Manager Steps Down: Patterson Resigns Following Two-Decade Career in Frisco

By Frisco STYLE 

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The City of Frisco announced Thursday that Deputy City Manager Ron Patterson is resigning following a career with the city that has spanned more than 21 years. 
“It has been my distinct pleasure and privilege to serve the citizens of Frisco,” Patterson said in a statement distributed by the City of Frisco. “What a labor of love it has been and one I will cherish always. I cannot begin to describe how much I love the team we have here. They are some of the most incredible professionals who are dedicated to our community and their various crafts.” 
Patterson, who submitted his letter of resignation July 5, has upward of 34 years of city management experience. He first served the City of Frisco from 1993-2000 and returned in 2007 to begin as assistant city manager. In 2017, he became president of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation before stepping into the deputy city manager role in 2021. 
His final day on the job is scheduled to be Aug. 19. Patterson reportedly plans to pursue consulting work.
“Ron has been an important member of the Frisco team … and an integral part of Frisco’s success,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said. “He’s a servant leader at his core and we wish he and his family the very best.” 
Patterson is credited with helping to establish Frisco’s first Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone that worked to fund such development projects as Stonebriar Centre, Rider’s Field and Comerica Center. He played a “lead” role for the city in managing the development of the Ford Center at The Star. He also worked to attract Keurig Dr Pepper to the city as well as TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services company, and the University of North Texas – Frisco. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Patterson led the city’s Recovery Planning Team.   
Frisco Deputy City Manager Henry Hill is serving as interim city manager through Aug. 1. He and Assistant City Manager Ben Brezina will continue overseeing daily operations of the city. Meanwhile, incoming City Manager Wes Pierson, who replaces recently retired City Manager George Purefoy, is scheduled to begin Aug. 2. 
Cheney said the Frisco City Council “has been preparing for this season of change for many years. … While we have lost some senior staff in recent years, we’ve been building a strong bench.”  
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