City Manager

Mario Canizares joined the City of Nacogdoches on August 10, 2020 as the City Manager. Prior to arriving in Nacogdoches, he worked for the City of Denton from May 2017 to August 2020 as Assistant City Manager and then Deputy City Manager. 

Mario has worked for several Texas cities including the City of Coppell, Town of Addison, City of Hurst and City of Carrollton.

Mario received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of North Texas. He is involved in professional organizations including the International City/County Management Association, Texas City Management Association, and the Urban Management Assistants of North Texas. 

In addition to his work at the City, Mario enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, live music, cooking, and traveling. He is married to Jennifer and has two daughters Katelyn and Allison.