Denton City Manager Todd Hileman has appointed Sara Hensley as an assistant city manager beginning May 13. 

DRC_Sara Hensley

Sara Hensley

Most recently, Hensley was Austin's parks and recreation director and served as the interim assistant city manager there for two years. She is replacing Bryan Langley, the former deputy city manager who recently became city manager in Burleson. 

Hensley received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas and graduated from the executive development program at Indiana University. She has 23 years of experience in public service in leadership, serving previously as the parks and recreation director in Phoenix, Arizona, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. She also held various leadership posts with the city of San Jose, California. 

Hensley was selected following a nationwide search that screened 119 applicants and six finalists. 

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.

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