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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Gary Enna Named Director of Public Works

Gary Enna

The City of Rowlett has named current Interim Director of Public Works, Gary Enna, Director of Public Works. An accomplished senior local government executive, Mr. Enna joined the Rowlett team in December 2016 and has served as Rowlett’s Interim Director of Public Works since January 2019.  


“Gary has done an outstanding job as the Interim Director of Public Works,” said Deputy City Manager Paul Stevens. “In addition to maintaining the daily functions of streets, and water and wastewater service, Gary has overseen several high-profile bond election projects and other major capital improvement projects.  He has provided tremendous leadership to the Public Works Department and has been integral in launching several wastewater projects as part of the Sapphire Bay development. These infrastructure projects were on a very tight completion timeframe, and Gary’s successful management has ensured project continuity for the Sapphire Bay development.”


Gary is a seasoned Public Works professional. Prior to joining the City of Rowlett as Assistant Director of Public Works in 2016, he served as Assistant Director of Public Works for Collin County for 11 years. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Strategic Management and Marketing from the University of North Texas. He served two terms on the North Central Texas Resource Conservation Council and is currently serving on both the North Central Texas Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee and the North Central Texas Public Works Emergency Response Team. Gary has also been a member of the American Public Works Association since 2005.


Mr. Enna’s numerous accomplishments since joining the City of Rowlett include:

  • Leading the negotiation process to renew several water and wastewater contracts;
  • Providing testing oversight for an enhanced wastewater treatment metering system;
  • Coordinating City utility relocation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to facilitate Interstate 30 improvements; and
  • Managing a $30 million capital budget.


“Citizens’ lives are touched every day by the services our dedicated Public Works employees provide, and I am honored to serve as the Director,” said Gary Enna. “Our Team is committed to ensuring Rowlett has the infrastructure necessary to support the exemplary quality of life our residents deserve.”

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