Carey D. Neal, Jr.
City of Lancaster, TX
Carey joined the City of Lancaster in July of 2019. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, and obtained a Masters in Public Administration from American University -Washington D.C. in December of 2020. Carey is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Policy from Liberty University- Lynchburg Virginia. Prior to joining the City of Lancaster, Carey worked for seven years as a Human Resources Director for Walmart Stores Inc. His passion for public service began with an internship opportunity for State Representative Yvonne Davis.
Carey is responsible for the operations of Airport, Country View Golf Club, Public Relations, Sanitation, Utility Billing, Purchasing, Municipal Court, Library Services, Parks and Recreation, Administration, and Public Improvement Districts (PIDS).
Carey is a member of several professional organizations such as: the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), North Texas City Management Association (NTCMA), and an Executive Board Member and Chair of the Special Event Committee for Urban Management Assistant of North Texas (UMANT). Carey is a member of the Texas City Manager Association (TCMA), where he serves as Vice Chair of the Advocacy Committee and a Committee Member of the Professional Development Committee. Carey also volunteers with Dallas ISD, Big Brother Big Sister of America, Lancaster Lions Club and the UT-Arlington Public Administration Student Association.