Richardson Assistant City Manager Cliff Miller will officially retire at the end of this month after joining the City in 2007 and just two weeks shy of 42 years of service in municipal government.

Miller came to Richardson from the City of Irving, where he worked for 14 years. Prior to that he worked for the City of Grand Prairie and the City of Bryan, where he began his career after graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a master’s degree in urban planning.

As Assistant City Manager, Miller supervises the Capital Projects, Development Services, Transportation and Mobility, Building Inspection and Health departments.

“These past 11 years at the City of Richardson have been the most professionally rewarding of my career,” Miller said. “It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of Richardson each day and I am proud to have played a role in working to make sure Richardson is an excellent place to live and work not only today, but also in the future. After more than four decades of work in local government, I am looking forward to taking some time to travel and staying involved in the community through volunteer work with my wife.”

Some of the projects Miller has overseen during his time in Richardson include:

  • Creation and implementation of the Form-Based Code that led to the development of CityLine and other developments near the City Line/Bush DART Station.
  • The Collins/Arapaho Transit-Oriented Development and Innovation District Study, which will lead to the redevelopment of about 1,200 acres in east Richardson.
  • The planning for the redevelopment of the Main Street/Central Expressway area.
  • The creation of the West Spring Valley Corridor Reinvestment Strategy.
  • The planning and approval for the Cotton Belt Rail Project, which will connect Richardson to DFW Airport.
  • The planning and implementation of the $115 million 2015 Bond Program, which includes funding for the new Public Safety Campus, the replacement of Fire Station 3 and infrastructure improvement.

“When Cliff was hired, we were on the cusp of some major development and redevelopment projects in Richardson,” said City Manager Dan Johnson. “Cliff’s decades of work in urban development led to him playing a crucial role in the behind-the-scenes planning that fostered such major projects as CityLine, the Cotton Belt Rail Project and the 2015 Bond Program. All of us at the City of Richardson thank Cliff for his service and wish he and his wife Marsha well in his retirement.”