Opal Mauldin-Jones became the first female City Manager for the City of Lancaster, Texas on February 14, 2011.
Her public service career began as a college intern in the office of The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson, who represents Texas' 30th Congressional District. Opal progressed through the ranks and served in numerous positions.
Prior to being named City Manager, she served the City of Lancaster as Community Relations Coordinator, Assistant to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager.
A native Texan, Opal completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Opal has completed numerous certification and training programs including the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service LEAD and Senior Executive Institute. She is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership ICMA program, and 2012 graduate of the Texas State University, Texas Certified Public Manager Program. A 2014 Leadership North Texas Graduate, Opal represents the community on various boards across the Dallas Forth Worth region.