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Missouri City’s Snipes elected national president, board chair

April 9, 2019

Missouri City City Manager Anthony J. Snipes has been elected as national president and board chair of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Snipes was inaugurated on Saturday, April 6, in Orlando, Fla.

During the organization’s national conference, NFBPA leaders recognized Snipes for his “exemplary municipal leadership, national professional networks and ongoing commitment to public service,” according to a news release.

In his acceptance speech, Snipes thanked to his parents, his family and to NFBPA for their “unwavering support over the years and for their continued encouragement.”

“I have always realized that public service touches the day-to-day lives of people and this new opportunity as National President will allow me to have a national voice on relevant public policy issues and also allow me to bring back to my own community new ideas, innovation and creativity from beyond our boundaries,” Snipes reportedly said.

With more than 20 years experience, Snipes has helped “steer a steady course of success in Missouri City, forging myriad partnerships and firmly building on the legacy of leadership that established the ‘Show Me City’ as a community that is fiscally sound, safe and scenic,” city officials said in a news release.

To learn more about Snipes’ role as Missouri City’s chief executive officer, go to http://bit.ly/2KWKbcT.

In addition to being NFBPA President and Board Chair, Snipes serves as a board member for the Institute for Building Technology and Safety, secretary/treasurer of the Texas City/County Management Association-Region 6 Board, a board member of the Missouri City Parks Foundation, and a board member of Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts Alumni board of directors.

Snipes started in Missouri City on Dec. 1, 2015, after being unanimously appointed by City Council members, He oversees about 354 full-time employees and a combined annual budget of more than $139.6 million.

Snipes was previously a municipal executive in different capacities for Dayton, Ohio; Fort Worth; and Austin.

With NFBPA, Snipes will be tasked with guiding a board of directors that consists of 26 members representing city, county and state governments and non-profit organizations.

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