Karen Manila oversees administrative / fiscal services for the City of North Richland Hills, including budget, finance, information services, human resources, Municipal Court, legislative analysis, mineral and gas leases, franchised utilities and the city's solid waste contract.
Mrs. Manila earned a bachelor's of business administration in management from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master's in public administration from the University of North Texas.
She joined the City of North Richland Hills in 1999 as the city's director of budget and research. Prior to this, Mrs. Manila held positions with the City of Garland, Texas; the City of Kaufman, Texas and worked for several years in public accounting. Mrs. Manila was promoted to managing director in 2002 and assistant city manager in 2008. She is a member of the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power and was appointed by City Council to be an alternate member for the Wholesale Customer Advisory Committee.