Richardson City Manager Dan Johnson has appointed Eric Robison to serve as the next director of the Public Services Department. Robison is a lifelong Richardson resident who currently serves as assistant director of the Public Services Department and has more than 19 years of experience in the department.

“Eric has been a valuable City of Richardson employee, and we are happy to have the opportunity to name him as the next director of public services,” Johnson said. “Since he was hired, Eric has worked in or oversaw nearly every division in the Public Services Department. His experience and proven abilities make him a natural fit for this position.”

Robison started working at the City of Richardson in 2001. He progressed over the years serving as supervisor over SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and technical operations, where he managed water production, water quality and plant maintenance. Later, Robison was promoted to Street Maintenance Superintendent, a position he filled until he was promoted to Assistant Director of Public Services. As an assistant director, he oversees street maintenance, utilities, solid waste and custodial services. He also serves as a representative on the North Central Texas Council of Government’s Water Resource Council.

“I’m honored to be named the next director of the Public Services Department,” Robison said. “I have worked with some incredible people in this department since joining the City. It is exciting to be able to continue our positive momentum and help lead the department into the future as we continue to improve and expand our public services infrastructure.”

Robison graduated from Richardson High School and cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in public affairs. He resides in Richardson with his wife and two children. Robison will begin his new duties as director beginning Feb. 1. He succeeds former Public Services Director Darryl Fourte, who will retire Jan. 31.