Four Finalists Named for College Station City ManagerFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
By the end of this month, The College Station city council could hire its next city manager.
Four finalists have been named to succeed Frank Simpson, who died unexpectedly in April less than a month after his promotion.
Two of the four finalists have a connection to College Station and/or Texas A&M University.
Later this month, the full council will meet with the candidates in hopes of announcing its final selection by October 1, which is the beginning of the city’s 2014 fiscal year.
The finalists were chosen from a field of approximately 40 applicants. An executive search firm assisted a council subcommittee of Mayor Nancy Berry and councilmembers John Nichols and Julie Schultz.
The finalists, listed in alphabetical order with their work and education history, are:
· 2012-present: City Manager, Missouri City, Texas
· 2005-2011: City Manager, Hutto, Texas
· 2001-2005: City Manager, Navasota, Texas
· 2000-2001: Assistant City Manager, Woodway, Texas
· 1997-2000: Assistant to the City Manager, College Station
o Master of Public Administration, Texas Tech University
o Bachelor of Arts, History, Texas A&M University
Rick Chaffin’s resume was removed at his request August 24, 2016.
· Present: Consultant to City of Farmers Branch
· 2006-2012: Deputy City Manager, McKinney, Texas
· 2000-2006: City Manager (and Assistant City Manager), Roswell, Ga.
· 1998-2000: City Manager, Griffin, Ga.
· 1993-1998: City Manager, Mount Pleasant, Texas
· 1990-1993: City Manager (and Assistant City Manager), Lampasas, Texas
o Master of Urban Affairs, Virginia Tech
o Bachelor of Science, Political Science, The University of Texas-Tyler
· Present: Interim Deputy City Manager, Galveston, Texas
· 2006-2013: City Manager, New Braunfels, Texas
· 1996-2006: Assistant City Manager, Abilene, Texas
· 1988-1996: Director of Economic Development, Abilene, Texas
· 1985-1988: Community Development Administrator, Abilene, Texas
o Master of Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
o Bachelor of Arts, Economic Geography/Industrial Location, University of Florida, Gainesville
· 2011-present: City Manager, Seabrook, Texas
· 2007-20011: Deputy City Manager, Seabrook, Texas
· 2004-2007: Principal, IPS Group, planning/development consultancy
· 2002-2004: Director of Development Services, College Station
· 1996-2002: Director of Planning, Auburn, Ala.
· 1994-1996: Director of Planning/Historic Preservation Administrator, Oxford, Ohio
· 1993-1994: Director of Planning, Seabrook, Texas
o Master of Urban & Regional Planning, Texas A&M University
o Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University
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