Frank Simpson, the city manager of Missouri City, on Tuesday was named College Station’s assistant city manager. Simpson’s first day will be July 5.
The post had been vacant since February, when David Neeley was promoted to city manager.
"Frank is a perfect fit for the City of College Station and we’re anxious for him to get started,” Neeley said. “We’re very fortunate to attract someone of Frank’s caliber. His extensive experience in municipal government in Texas will make him an invaluable asset to our management team. Frank has tremendous communication skills and a proven track record of innovation and problem solving. On top of that, he’s already highly familiar with College Station, which should make for a smooth transition.”
The 47-year-old Simpson had been the city manager of Missouri City since 2004. He previously served as city manager of Webster (2001-04) and Center (1995-01), and was an assistant city manager in La Marque (1994-95).
Simpson began his 25-year municipal government career as a public utilities worker for the City of College Station in 1986 while attending Texas A&M. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1988 and a master’s in public administration from A&M in 1990. Simpson worked in various administrative capacities with the City of College Station from 1989-93.
Simpson and his wife, Kelly, have three children.
The City of College Station received 174 applications for the position, including two internal applicants. The recruitment process was conducted entirely by city staff and did not involve an outside search firm.