Gary Sanchez

Gary Sanchez, an assistant to the Dallas city manager, announced in a letter Monday that he is leaving the city to work for an advertising company.

Sanchez, who has worked with the city in various departments since 2001, was former Councilwoman Delia Jasso’s assistant and oversaw the LGBT Task Force. In a letter he emailed Monday, he said he would continue to work with the Task Force.

Sanchez said he has accepted an offer to work with Moroch Advertising Agency, where he will work with the McDonald’s account for the company.

“I am truly grateful to the City for offering me opportunities that have prepared me both personally and professionally for this shift in career,” Sanchez wrote. “I will miss my friends and colleagues at the City of Dallas, but I’m confident that we will continue to cross paths and perhaps even collaborate on future projects.”

Read his full letter below.