August 15, 2018 – Ashburn, VA:
Anthony Snipes of the “Show Me City” is appointed to IBTS’s Board of Directors as a representative of ICMA.
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is pleased to welcome City Manager Anthony J. Snipes, of Missouri City, Texas, onto its Board of Directors. Mr. Snipes serves the Board as a representative of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
Mr. Snipes presently serves as City Manager of Missouri City, TX, a commercially thriving community that is recognized as one of America’s “best” places to live. As City Manager, 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.
“Mr. Snipes has earned many achievements and accolades over his more than 20-year career, including strategic initiatives in public/private partnerships and organizational development,” said Ashok Goswami, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of IBTS. “We are delighted to welcome him onto our Board of Directors and look forward to his guidance as we continue to grow our organization.”
His focus as a Board Member will be on setting the overall direction for the organization, maintaining its commitment as a nonprofit, and ensuring that the organization’s public purpose is met. He is excited to help IBTS explore new growth opportunities in resilience, community finance, and infrastructure, all of which are of high priority to communities across the country and are of particular interest to ICMA members.
“I am incredibly honored to join other national public partners as a part of the IBTS Board, and I look forward to providing valuable insight and guidance from a municipal perspective that will help the Institute improve services and outreach to public partners such as the ‘Show Me City,’” City Manager Snipes said.
Mr. Snipes’ appointment to the IBTS Board of Directors was ratified during the August Board meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. He is joined on the Board by 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).
IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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).