Frisco public works director Tim Mack retires after 34-year career |

Frisco public works director Tim Mack retires after 34-year career

Frisco Mayor Gary Wilkinson presented a plaque to Public Works Director Tim Mack, who retired this week after serving the town for 34 years.
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Frisco town staff recently said farewell to Tim Mack, who had served as the town’s public works director since 1981.

“We begin to say goodbye to part of our family here in Frisco,” Mayor Gary Wilkinson said on Tuesday. “I just want to remind people how Frisco has changed, and how Tim has had a major role in what Frisco is today.”

Mack has seen two iterations of Main Street during his time in Frisco, between the Step up Main Street project this year, and the street’s last renovation in 1982. That year, Mack also assisted with the development of the current town hall, with the town’s three-person public works staff.

“It’s been a lot of changes, and I think all positive,” Mack said.

In 1988, he oversaw the development of the Frisco Station shopping center, containing Safeway and Walmart, and has helped with the formation of the Basecamp center, which features Whole Foods Market and several other businesses.

“He’s really had his hands in everything in Frisco for the last 34 years,” Frisco town manager Bill Efting said.

Mack assisted with the creation of the Frisco Historic Park in 1995, and the Frisco Adventure Park in 2009. He also has contributed to numerous housing developments, including the Peak One neighborhood.

Following Mack’s retirement, he plans to make the move to the warm shores in California. Frisco’s current assistant public works director will step up to fill his shoes.

“His replacement has only been here for 33 years, and that’s Rick Higgins,” Efting laughed.

Higgins helped spearhead plans for the redesign of the town’s main drag, and will see the project to fruition with phase four of the project set for next spring.

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