Aviation Director to Retire After 27 Years with the City of Dallas

Nov. 3, 2022
After 27 years with the City of Dallas, Mark Duebner will retire from his position as Director of Aviation on November 8, 2022.Duebner joined the City of Dallas almost three decades ago as a Management Intern in the City Manager’s Office, but was soon promoted to a full-time position. He later spent time in Street, Sanitation, Code Enforcement Services, Public Works & Transportation, the Efficiency Team, Business Development and Procurement Services, Dallas Police Department, High-Speed Rail, and finally, Aviation.“Serving the City of Dallas for the last 27 years has been the most rewarding experience,” said Duebner. “I’ve seen the DFW Metroplex landscape change tremendously and have had the pleasure of working alongside many dedicated civil servants and elected officials who supported the efforts of every department I was blessed to be a part of."During his tenure with the Department of Aviation, Duebner oversaw Dallas Love Field, Dallas Executive Airport, and the Dallas Vertiport amassing quite a list of accomplishments. Some of his most notable include overseeing the construction of the terminal modernization at Love Field and its Garage C, managing the doubling of passenger traffic at Love Field after the expiration of Wright Amendment restrictions, and bringing the Commemorative Air Force's World Headquarters to Dallas Executive Airport. More recently, Dallas Love Field completed its largest airfield project in the airport’s history with the full reconstruction of Runway 13R-31L under Duebner’s leadership.“It’s been a privilege to contribute to the evolution of one of the most vital transportation systems in Texas and it has been a true honor to serve the Dallas community,” said Duebner.