|Tarron J. Richardson|
Tarron Richardson, ca. 2019
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Richardson received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Lincoln University in 1999. In 2001, he earned a master's in education from Temple University. In 2008, he earned a Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 
- 2002 - 2004: Project Manager, City of Richmond, VA
- 2004 - 2005: Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer, Richmond, VA
- 2005 - 2006: Assistant City Manager, Coatesville, PA
- 2006 - 2006: Acting City Manager, Coatesville, PA
- 2006 - 2009: Deputy Director, City of Richmond
- 2009 - 2019: City Manager, City of DeSoto, TX 
Time in office
One of Richardson's first personnel decision was to hire a new deputy city manager position that would serve as a chief operating officer. 
In July, he named a new administrative team. Mike Murphy would remain as Deputy City Manager, overseeing services. Leslie Beauregard was made interim deputy city manager for finance and administration. Paul Oberdorfer was named interim deputy city manager for operations. All three were to report to Letitia Shelton, the deputy city manager and chief operating officer. 
In September 2019, Richardson announced at a budget work session that the city would explore building a new administrative center to consolidate school and general government offices. A request for proposals for a location and logistics study was released in mid-October, but canceled two days later.
Council held its first performance evaluation with Dr. Richardson on October 26, 2019 in a four-hour closed door work session. 
- Web. City manager search narrowed to three candidates, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 5, 2019, retrieved March 6, 2019.
- Web. Packet for March 6, 2019 public interviews of managerial candidates, March 5, 2019, retrieved March 6, 2019.
- Web. City seeks to hire deputy manager, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, May 31, 2019, retrieved June 1, 2019.
- Web. Richardson details changes to city management, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, July 31, 2019, retrieved October 27, 2019.
- Web. Longtime city employee leaving after reorganization, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, August 16, 2019, retrieved October 27, 2019.
- Web. City Council to meet Saturday to discuss city manager performance, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, October 26, 2019, retrieved October 27, 2019. Print. October 26, 2019 page A3.