Denton's former city manager, George Campbell, was recently named city manager in Kennedale.
Kennedale, population 6,700, is in southern Tarrant County, between Fort Worth and Arlington.
Campbell, 72, first joined Kennedale as an interim city manager in February. The City Council appointed him to the post full time in April.
In addition to serving as Denton's city manager from 2008-16, Campbell served as a city manager in Arlington, Coppell and Weatherford.