Empress Drane was appointed City Secretary in July 2018. Before being named City Secretary, Empress was with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department for 13 years. She started with the city as a Recreation Specialist and was quickly promoted to Recreation Supervisor after just two years. She has played an integral role in the success of Old Settler's Recreation Center.
Empress holds a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and strategic management from the University of North Texas in Denton.