Allen Bogard

City Hall
Title: City Manager

Allen BogardCity Manager Allen Bogard has been with the City of Sugar Land for over 20 years and has served as city manager since 2001. He brings over 40 years of municipal experience to the position, with past roles in Keller, Winnsboro, Plano, and Dallas.

Since becoming city manager in Sugar Land, his leadership as the organization works to implement the city council’s vision for Sugar Land has contributed to the city being recognized as one of the best and safest places to live in the country.

Accomplishments and initiatives during his tenure as city manager include the creation of the award-winning Sugar Land Town Square, a growing economic development program and the relocation of the United States corporate headquarters of companies like Minute Maid, the recognition of Sugar Land Regional Airport as the #1 FBO in the Americas, and Sugar Land’s reputation for strong financial management, low taxes, a AAA bond rating and Best Places recognition.

In his time with Sugar Land, the city has more than doubled in population, seen the addition – and expansion – of First Colony Mall and Constellation Field, and become a burgeoning employment, educational and medical center, creating thousands of new jobs, as well as becoming an entertainment destination.  Recognizing the change and growth in population and demographics within the city, in 2008, he created the city manager’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Team, with whom he has worked to host “101” sessions for key staff in an effort to ensure the city is meeting the needs of all residents.

Most recently, residents and the City Council worked together to affirm the long-term Vision 2025 and Guiding Principles to guide Sugar Land as it continues to become a nationally recognized beautiful and inclusive community with growing economic, cultural, and entertainment opportunities.

In 2005, his professional leadership and accomplishments were recognized when he received the “Administrator of the Year Award” given by the Texas City Management Association in recognition of his significant contributions to local government.

In 2019, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recognized Bogard with the ICMA Award for Career Excellence in memory of Mark E. Keane for his contribution to the development of Sugar Land into a destination city with a robust economic development program, a reputation for strong financial management, low taxes, a AAA bond rating, and recognition as one of the best and safest places to live in the country. The award was established in memory of former ICMA Executive Director Mark E. Keane. It recognizes an outstanding local government administrator who has enhanced the effectiveness of government officials and consistently initiated creative and successful programs.

Bogard has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Public Administration from North Texas State University.

Prior Experience
  • City of Keller City Manager
  • City of Winnsboro City Manager
  • City of Plano Executive Director
  • City of Plano Support Services Director
  • City of Plano Public Works Assistant Director
  • City of Dallas Budget Analyst
  • City of Dallas Administrative Assistant

Professional Affiliations
  • President, Sugar Land Town Square Development Authority
  • Board Member, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
  • Board of Directors, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Corporation
  • Vice Chair, Texas Energy Center
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Texas City Management Association
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System Advisory Committee

  • North Texas State University, Master of Public Administration
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Bachelor of Arts

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