Cedar Park has selected James Mallinger to serve as Chief of the Cedar Park Fire Department.
Mallinger has served the city since 1996. He joined the Fire Department as a firefighter in January 1996 and worked his way through the ranks. He was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in February 1999 and has twice served as Interim Fire Chief. Mallinger also served as the City Emergency Coordinator for approximately six years.
Mallinger will lead a department of 66 firefighters and civilian staff of three, and annual budget of approximately $6.8M.