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Posted on: February 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Celebrating Black History: Assistant City Manager, Pamela Langford

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The first in two characteristics of leadership, Pamela Langford has bridged the gap between equity and leadership in her roles at the City of Port Arthur.  

Pamela Langford

Pamela Langford • Assistant City Manager-Operations/Director of Development Services, at City of Port Arthur


Pamela Langford began her tenure with the City of Port Arthur as a Student Assistant at the Port Arthur Public Library. After serving in this temporary role for several years, she took the experience and teachings from the City of Port Arthur to the City of Nederland, where she served as a Library Assistant over Library Programming. After two and a half years of working in this para-professional role, she returned to the City of Port Arthur Public Library, where she was hired as a Library Clerk in the Acquisitions Division. She quickly rose to the position of Senior Library Clerk - Acquisitions, all while pursuing her bachelor's degree from Lamar University. She is a Port Arthur native and loves her community with a big heart. 

Her tenacious work ethic landed her in the Planning and Zoning Department, where she showed City Administrators that she could work better and stronger, attending conferences, gaining several certifications and an appointment to a state board, continuing school to obtain her master’s degree, simultaneously, becoming the Assistant Director, then the Director of Development Services. 

Pamela’s career took another leap: She has now been appointed as the first African American, and the first minority woman in the role of Assistant City Manager of Operations, while still serving as the Director of Development Services.

Kudos to Pamela Langford and the service she brings to her dual roles with the city. Port Arthur Proud!

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