College Station Names Finalists for City Manager

COLLEGE STATION A quartet of finalists have been named for the vacant city manager position in College Station.

The position came open following the death of Frank Simpson in April. He suffered a heart attack shortly after his appointment to the top position on the city's staff.

The four finalists are:

- Ed Broussard, city manager in Missouri City
- Rick Chaffin, consultant to City of Farmers Branch
- Michael Morrison, interim deputy city manager in Galveston
- Kelly Templin, city manager in Seabrook

More information on the finalists can be found below, and their resumes are attached.

More than three dozen applications were submitted to a search firm hired by the city.

City officials hope to have a new city manager selected by the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts October 1.

Deputy City Manager Kathy Merrill has been serving as the interim city manager since Simpson's death.


Ed Broussard

· 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
· 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

Michael Morrison
· 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

Kelly Templin
· 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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