A longtime Sugar Land city manager will now take on a key role in the College Station city staff.
Thursday, the city announced David Neeley would take over as an assistant city manager, replacing Terry Childers, who resigned from the job after serving in the role since June 2006.
Neeley served at the top of Sugar Land's city staff from 1987 to 2001. Before he was city manager, he was the city's public works director.
The Sam Houston State graduate worked for the City of Plano prior to his long service in Sugar Land.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with [City Manager] Glenn [Brown] and the fine staff he has assembled," Neeley said in a statement. "Having served in several fast growth communities during the past 30 plus years, I am uniquely aware of the issues and problems facing the administration. I look forward to contributing in any and every way possible.
"College Station has many exciting programs being planned for the near future, and it will be an honor to be a part of those plans," Neeley continued.
According to College Station, Sugar Land won recognition for excellence on a number of occasions. In 1997, 1998 and 1999, the city earned the Texas Municipal League Excellence Award, a distinction no other city can claim, according to College Station.
Neeley begins his new work October 13.
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