Brian Funderburk, City Manager
Email Brian Funderbunk
Brian was appointed City Manager in 2013. He has been with Rowlett for over 18 years, serving as the City’s Chief Financial Officer, Assistant City Manager and City Manager.
Brian has 35 years of leadership and executive experience in municipal government in Louisiana, Colorado and Texas, in the areas of finance and city management. He was recognized in 2017 as a Credentialed Manager from the International City Management Association and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1987. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1984 from Louisiana College and graduated with honors in 1997 with a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, Graduate School of Public Affairs.
Brian has received a number of awards during his 35-year career, including the Big “R” Pacesetter Award from the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce in March 2016, which was given in appreciation for outstanding contributions and dedication to the businesses and citizens of Rowlett.
Angie Smith, Deputy City Manager
Email Angie Smith
Angie has been with the City of Rowlett since 2011. She has served as the Wet Zone Manager, Recreation Manager, and most recently, as the Parks and Recreation Department Director. Prior to joining the Rowlett team, Angie was with the City of Rockwall from 1997 to 2010 - serving as both a part-time and full-time Recreation Division employee. In her role as Deputy City Manager, Angie has executive oversight of the Public Works and Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Library, Information Technology, and Human Resources Departments, as well as the Neighborhood Life and Grants programs.
Angie holds a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Languages, a master’s degree in Public Administration and is working toward a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership.
Denise Perrin, Community Relations Manager
Email Denise Perrin
Denise has been with the City since 2004. As Rowlett's Community Relations Manager, Denise manages the City's Volunteer Program; recruiting and placing citizens interested in volunteering for their City. Denise also writes and designs monthly newsletters for the Rowlett community, serves as webmaster, manages the City's social media content and serves as the Public Information Officer (PIO) and media liasion. In addition, she acts as a "City Ombudsman," helping citizens pinpoint issues and get the assistance they need.
Evette Whitehead, Executive Administrative Assistant
Email Evette Whitehead
Evette started with the City in January of 2002 and has been the Executive Assistant in the City Manager’s Office since May of that year. She is usually the first person you talk to when you call or visit the City Manager’s Office and is glad to help you in any way. Along with assisting customers she also takes care of the City Manager’s and Assistant City Manager’s schedules and administrative functions. Evette is Project Manager for the Employee Recognition Program, a program that honors employees for exhibiting “Above and Beyond” customer service throughout the year. Those employees are honored with a reception and special ceremony by the Mayor and City Manager during the first City Council meeting in November each year. In addition, she also helps with other special projects throughout the year. If you have any questions about the City please call her or come by to visit.