Thursday, December 1, 2022

Dennis Killough Appointed Director of Planning & Development Services Department

Dennis Killough, who has served the City of Southlake since November 1994, has been appointed as Southlake’s new Director of Planning & Development Services, effective November 16, 2022. Killough served as Interim Director with the departure of Ken Baker and has previously served as the department’s Deputy Director since 2007.

“Dennis enjoys a strong reputation within our organization and in the development community. He’s been a very active member of our team for many years, and his knowledge is extensive,” said Shana Yelverton, City Manager. “Those who have worked with him think of him as a living, breathing encyclopedia of all things Southlake.”

Killough has been involved in every aspect of the city’s modern planning efforts and has been an integral part of creating effective regulations that have resulted in the orderly development of Southlake. His influence extends to many of the city’s landmark projects, including:

  • Southlake Town Square (130-acre mixed-use development)
  • Gateway Plaza (83-acre retail center)
  • Sabre, Southlake (155-acre corporate campus)
  • Verizon Network Operations Center (50-acre communication and data center)
  • Cornerstone Business Park (60-acre business/industrial park)
  • Shops of Southlake (30-acre retail development anchored by Central Market)
  • Timarron (1,000-acre residential planned unit development
  • Carillon Parc (285-acre mixed-use development)
  • TD Ameritrade (78-acre corporate office development)
  • City of Southlake 2025, 2030, and 2035 Comprehensive Plans.

Killough is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is a member of the American Planning Association and the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography from the University of North Texas, an Associate of Arts in Mathematics from Tarrant County Junior College. He also has a professional certificate in Geographic Information Systems from UNT.

“With over 38 years of experience in municipal planning, civil engineering, and surveying, Dennis is ideally suited to lead the Planning & Development Services Department,” said Yelverton. “I’m excited to see where he’ll take the team and how the city’s physical development will continue to flourish under his leadership.”