After serving Plano for 20 years, Fire Chief Sam Greif has been chosen to be the new Deputy City Manager according to a Dallas Morning News article from November 3 which states,
“Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif has been selected to be a deputy city manager, the city said in an announcement. He will oversee public safety, which includes fire-rescue, police, public safety communications, emergency management and animal services.
Greif also spent 20 years with the Fort Worth Fire Department, serving in positions including deputy chief, operations battalion chief, support services chief and fire communications chief. He holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas Arlington.”
The City of Plano acknowledged the new Deputy City Manager’s skills and efforts which the latter have shown in his 20 years of service according to a Star Local Media article from November 2 which reports,
“Greif is a dynamic, knowledgeable professional with a proven track record of leadership,” the city of Plano said in a statement.
Before he started serving as Plano fire chief in 2015, he spent 20 years with the Fort Worth Fire Department, serving in many roles including deputy chief, operations, operations battalion chief, support services chief and fire communications chief. He has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas Arlington.”
Grief announced his decision to accept the new post through a Facebook post where he recounted his journey according to a NBC 5 DFW article from November 2 reporting,
“It will be forty years on January 3rd, 2022 that I began my EMS career and a few years later became a firefighter. The journey has been incredible and the friendships and relationships will last until I go to heaven,” Greif wrote in a Facebook post.
The chief says “the transition is still fluid” and will share details later.”
Plano citizens were happy to hear the new appointment of Sam Greif when the City of Plano posted the announcement in a Facebook post from November 3. Many of them congratulated him and some commented more,
“Great news for Plano. Congratulations Sam!
One also said,
“Well deserved! Plano makes another stellar decision. The city is in good hands, indeed! Congratulations!”
Sam Greif’s appointment was made to replace Deputy City Manager Greg Rushin after the latter announced his retirement.