Bonham city manager submits resignation
By Allen Rich
Jun 5, 2012
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Bonham -- A city manager who, with a smile and a can-do attitude, quietly guided Bonham to one of the best years in the city's history has apparently decided to move on.

Bonham City Council will meet in a special called meeting Thursday, June 7, 2012, to accept the resignation of Bonham City Manager Corby Alexander.

Mr. Alexander's first day as city manager at Bonham was April 16, 2007


(L-R) Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd
and Bonham City Manager
Corby Alexander

Mr. Alexander served as city manager in Jefferson, Texas for three years before being hired in the same capacity at Bonham.

Alexander grew up in Henderson, Texas.  He attended Texas A&M University where Alexander received his bachelor degree in political science and his master's in public administration.

 At 37, Alexander's resume includes being assistant the city manager at College Station, three years as city manager at Jefferson and a very successful five-year run as city manager at Bonham.

In what will evidently be Alexander's final year as city manager in Bonham, the city built its first new city hall in 50 years, renovated a building to be used as Bonham Senior Citizens Center, entered into a three-year agreement with Fannin County that will allow Bonham Fire Department/EMS to continue to provide emergency medical services for the entire county, and the city also built a new animal shelter. 

At the first of 2012, Alexander was assigned the additional duty of Executive Director of Bonham Economic Development Corporation (BEDCo), which means that the City of Bonham now finds itself without a BEDCo Executive Director or a city manager.

Indications are that Alexander will be moving to La Porte, Texas, a major port and center for the chemical industry near Houston. According to the 2010 US Census, La Porte had 33,800 residents in 2010.