Makenzie Lyons is a seasoned professional with close to twenty years of experience in city government. She has served in multiple roles in small cities which has given her an opportunity to be involved with the inner workings of a city on a grander scale. As the City Administrator for Tool, Texas, it has been a necessity to understand the importance of emotional intelligence in handling interpersonal relationships fairly and with empathy.
It also plays a critical role in helping motivate individual staff members to increase their value to their positions. She’s a strategic thinker who pushes boundaries and has great vision for helping small cities do big things.