Ron Patterson announces move to Frisco deputy city manager
Starting June 21, Ron Patterson will transition from his role as the Frisco Economic Development Corp. president to Frisco’s new deputy city manager.
Patterson made the announcement during the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City luncheon and panel discussion June 15. Patterson had previously served as the city’s assistant city manager before coming to the EDC in 2018, so the transition back marks a homecoming for him.
“The last 3 1/2 years of working with this EDC team have been incredible,” Patterson said during his announcement. “You are awesome. I love you, and you are going to continue to thrive. … I’m looking forward to the fact that I still get to work with you, but in a different capacity.”
Current EDC Vice President Jason Ford will step in as the new president of the EDC once Patterson transitions to the deputy city manager role. Ford has been on the EDC staff for the last two years.
“Frisco is so strong economically because of the great leadership and the diverse creative strategy that’s been put together,” Ford said. “I am blessed to be a part of a team that values long-term sustainability, excellent leadership and execution, and to really be surrounded by a great team of people.”