Deputy Director of Community Services David Miller and Police Chief James Brandon were recently honored by their City of Southlake colleagues as Deputy Director of the Year and Outstanding Strategic Performer of the year, respectively.
“David and James reached for and achieved excellence in their departments,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton. “Their work is outstanding — strategic and effective.”
David Miller began his work with the City of Southlake in 2020. He was previously the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“David had an immediate impact on our organization,” said Yelverton. “Since coming to Southlake he has strengthened our parks and recreation programs in so many ways because he is willing to tackle any challenge. He has also established himself as an executive who works across departments and with his colleagues for the benefit of the whole organization. We are fortunate to have him on our team.”
James Brandon began his career in Southlake as the Assistant Police Chief before promoting to Chief of Police in April 2015. He previously held various positions within the Corpus Christi Police Department and has even served as a correctional officer.
Chief Brandon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the American Military University.
“Southlake’s Police Department is one of the best law enforcement agencies in the nation, holding the highest level of accreditation possible from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies,” noted Yelverton. “We enjoy a very high level of professionalism due to Chief Brandon’s outstanding leadership.”