Chandler Merritt

Chandler Merritt named as new county administrator for Tarrant County

September 22, 2023

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court appointed Chandler Merritt as the second county administrator in county history. The Commissioners Court approved his position with a 4-1 vote Sept. 19. Merritt will succeed G.K. Maenius, who is retiring at the end of September, and will begin his role on Oct. 1.  

Merritt is a Tarrant County native with seven years of experience working in the county. He is being promoted from his previous position as assistant county administrator, where he served under Maenius. Prior to that role, he was chief of staff to County Judge Tim O’Hare, director of strategic services for the city of McKinney and business operations manager for the city of Irving. 

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