April 26, 2019 – Ashburn, VA
National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) elects Missouri City, TX, City Manager Anthony Snipes as national president and board chair.
IBTS extends its congratulations to Anthony J. Snipes, Missouri City, TX, City Manager, who was recently elected as national president and board chair of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). Snipes represents the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) on IBTS’ Board of Directors.
NFBPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments. As national president, Snipes will be responsible for guiding a 26-member board of directors representing city, county, and state governments and nonprofit organizations. The organization has over 2,500 members representing more than 350 jurisdictions nationwide.
IBTS is excited to have such a meaningful appointment by one of our own board members that regularly gives us feedback and guides our work to best meet the needs and address the challenges of local and state governments across the nation. We look forward to seeing Snipes do the same for NFBPA and its members.
Snipes was appointed president and board chair on April 6, 2019 at NFBPA’s national conference in Orlando, FL. According to Missouri City’s website, NFBPA leaders recognized Snipes for his exemplary municipal leadership, national professional networks and ongoing commitment to public service. Visit Missouri City’s website to read more.
Since his unanimous appointment as City Manager in 2015, Snipes has made many notable accomplishments. He has managed the creation of the City’s first 501(c)(3), the Missouri City Parks Foundation; launched the design of an expanded City Hall complex to feature a veteran’s memorial and other specialized landmarks; and managed the completion of the City’s largest debt refunding by eliminating nearly $79.7 million of debt. Prior to his appointment in Missouri City, Mr. Snipes was a municipal executive for Dayton, Ohio; Austin, Texas; and Fort Worth, Texas.
He was appointed to IBTS’ Board of Directors in 2018. IBTS Board of Directors includes representatives of four other state and local governmental associations, including the Council of State Governments (CSG), National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC), and National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).
Snipes also serves as 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.
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IBTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping communities through quality services that reduce risk, enhance public safety, and improve quality of life. IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country. IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected, grassroots, state and local governmental associations, including the Council of State Governments (CSG), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), and National League of Cities (NLC).