City Manager Dale Cheatham

Service History
Dale Cheatham has worked for 6 municipalities, including 4 in Texas. He was unanimously confirmed as the City Manager for the City of Burleson on February 20, 2012. His 1st official day was March 19, 2012. The City Manager's public administration career includes:
  • Administrative intern in public works (1989-1990) and in the City Manager’s office (1990-1991) for the City of DeKalb., Ill
  • Budget Analyst (1991-1992), Senior Budget Analyst/Citywide Grant Coordinator (1992-1993), and Budget Supervisor (1993-1994) for the City of Dallas
  • Deputy Finance Director (1994-1995) and Director of Administrative Services/Finance Director (1995-1996) for the City of Greenville 
  • Assistant City Manager (1996-1997) and City Manager (1997-2001, interim for 4 months in 1997) for the City of Watauga
  • City Manager for The Colony, 2001-2009
  • Town Manager for the Town of Brownsburg, Indiana (2010 to March 2012)


Cheatham is responsible for:

Personal Information

Cheatham served in the United States Army for 4 years in:
  • Fort Harrison, Indiana
  • Fort Hood, Texas
  • Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany
Cheatham earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from Bradley University and a master of arts in public administration from Northern Illinois University. He and his wife DeeAnn have 2 children.