Dayton city manager picked as finalist for City of Dickinson

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (left) and Dayton City Manager Theo Melancon were among the speakers at an official groundbreaking for the Gulf Inland Logistics Park on April 7, 2021. (File photo)

Theo Melancon, city manager for Dayton, Texas, is one of three finalists for the vacant city manager position in Dickinson, Texas.

The City of Dickinson, in a statement shared online, said that Melancon and two others – Daniel Presley, the former city manager for Webster, Texas, and Andrea Gardner, the city manager for Watauga, Texas – were originally among a group of five finalists, but that number has now been whittled down to three.

Melancon confirmed his selection by phone on Friday to Bluebonnet News but could not offer any other details.

A native of Rayne, La., Melancon joined the City of Dayton in July 2017. He previously was the city manager for Gladewater, Texas.

The City of Dickinson said it intends to keep residents involved in the process by hosting a “Meet and Mingle” on Monday, June 14. The following morning, the Dickinson City Council will hold interviews with the three finalists.

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  1. If he gets the job does that mean the whole circus leaves the town? The chief of of police and everyone else from Gladewater? Theo has done a good job here weeding out out the local celebrities of our little town. Myself I hope he stays he has been a breath of fresh air to our little town. There has been more good happen here in the last 4 years that has happened in the last 15 years. Stay with us Theo .

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