Richard Morton is the chief administrative officer of the City of Odessa. He is responsible to the City Council for the administration of all city affairs placed in his charge and manages the City on a day to day basis.
He was named City Manager by the Odessa City Council in January of 2002. He joined the City of Odessa as Assistant to the City Manager in April 1998, was promoted to the position of Assistant City Manager and served as Interim City Manager from December 2001 until his appointment as City Manager in January 2002.
Morton earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Texas A&M University. Morton brings more than 20 years of municipal management experience.
He is a member of the Texas City Management Association and the International City/County Management Association.
He is married to Mary Morton and they have two children (Ryan and Kristin).
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