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The Town of Sunnyvale is excited to welcome new Assistant Town Manager Mark Rauscher, who joined the team April 10.
Mr. Rauscher has 25 years of public sector experience with agencies including the U.S. Census Bureau, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the City of Fort Worth, and the City of Dallas. This experience has equipped him with the ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, elected officials, other public agencies, neighborhood associations, developers, engineering consultants, and the public to improve the quality of life for the North Texas region. He also has a federal, regional, and local perspective on planning, development, public works, budgeting, public safety, capital project delivery, and public financing issues and opportunities.
Most recently, Mr. Rauscher worked for the City of Fort Worth as the Assistant Director of the Fire Department. In this role, he was responsible for the development and maintenance of a $193 million budget, performance management and data analytics, human resource functions including payroll and workers compensation, purchasing, revenue, IT efforts including the management and implementation of dispatching and fire/EMS response service contracts for suburban cities. He also was responsible for management and administration of various federal grant programs for public safety as well as capital planning and programming efforts for fleet replacement and new public safety facilities.
Prior to the Fort Worth Fire Department, Mr. Rauscher worked for the City of Dallas Public Works Department managing the programming, design, and construction of various transportation projects involving partnerships with other agencies such as Dallas County, DART, TxDOT, neighboring cities and private developers. Prior to the City of Dallas, Mr. Rauscher worked for the City of Fort Worth‘s Transportation & Public Works Department as well as the Planning & Development Department where he was involved in capital planning, transportation planning, development review, and the design and construction of new city facilities.
Mr. Rauscher is a member of the Texas City Managers Association (TCMA), the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and he previously served on the board of the Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC).