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Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation

Executive Director Recruitment

Welcome to Gun Barrel City, Texas, situated along the eastern shore of Cedar Creek Lake. Gun Barrel City is a lakeside recreation destination that draws hundreds of thousands of lake lovers, weekenders and festival-goers each year and serves as the commercial hub for the area surrounding the fourth largest lake in Texas. Home to about 6,000 year-round citizens, Gun Barrel City is just under an hour drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan area, making it an easy weekend destination for those looking for water sports or lakeside relaxation. In fact, the Cedar Creek Lake area has been named the number one “Worth the Commute” neighborhood by D Magazine due to the natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and the fact that it is one of the few Texas lakes that allows private boat docks and boat houses.

The Executive Director is the chief administrative and executive officer of the EDC, is appointed by and serves at the will of the EDC Board of Directors and is responsible for administering the business of the EDC in the best interest of the Corporation and the City as a whole.  The next Executive Director will be an action-oriented, strong leader who will partner with the Board of Directors and all  key stakeholders to advance Gun Barrel City to the next level of economic and community development. 


The ability to garner trust, high personal and professional integrity, and absolute transparency are keys to succeeding in this community.  The best candidates will be effective communicators, maintain a professional presence and have a proven track record of delivering economic development results. The Executive Director should be a visible leader and active participant in the business community.


The EDC expects that the next Executive Director will have obtained at least a bachelors degree in business or public administration or a field reasonably related to economic development. Holding a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credential is preferred. The EDC needs someone with demonstrated success within all aspects of economic development.  If you have at least five years of related experience, have demonstrated past successes and are open to relocating to the lakeside retreat of Gun Barrel City, you are a candidate that we want to meet. 

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