Mario D’Agostino

Deputy City Manager

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Native El Pasoan Mario D’Agostino, with more than 30 years of public service experience, is the Deputy City Manager of Public Safety and Support Services for the City of El Paso.

As a critical member of the City’s executive leadership team, he has led the City’s response to several community emergencies, including the August 3, 2019 mass shooting, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the migrant surges impacting the nation’s southern border.

Mr. D’Agostino oversees more than half of the City’s workforce, including Public Health, Police, Fire, Planning and Inspections, the Office of Emergency Management, the 911/311 Call Centers, Animal Services, Municipal Courts, and Code Enforcement. During his tenure as Deputy City Manager, he has earned numerous recognitions, including the Texas Emergency Management Leadership Award for 2021. Most recently, he was awarded the Lucy G. Acosta Humanitarian of the Year Award through Project Amistad in 2023.

Before joining the City’s executive leadership team, he served as a firefighter and rose through the ranks to Fire Chief. As Chief, he oversaw the department’s fire and paramedic operations, grants program, finance section, and capital projects, including the implementation of its Capital Replacement Plan.

Mr. D’Agostino earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. His commitment to public service is based on his belief that excellence is a journey – not a destination. He is an Ex-Officio Board Member of the Red Cross and an active member of the Board of Directors for the El Paso 911 District.