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    Chapter Meeting: City of Austin / City of San Antonio – Current & Future Projects and Programs

    April 26, 2018
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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    Courtyard Marriott San Marcos
    625 Commercial Loop
    San Marcos, TX 78666

    Join South Central Texas CMAA as we welcome Richard Mendoza, PE, City of Austin - Director, Public Works, and Mike Frisbie, PE, City of San Antonio - City Engineer/Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements. Richard and Mike will share current and future projects and programs for their respective agencies. They will also talk about current practices, challenges and opportunities.


    Richard Mendoza, PE - City of Austin, Director of Public Works
    Richard Mendoza joined the City of Austin in January 2017 as the Director of the Public Works Department. He is responsible for building and maintaining the city’s roadways, bridges, sidewalks, and urban trails; designing and delivering our capital and neighborhood partnering improvement projects; and providing safe routes to school for the children. Leading a dedicated workforce of 523 employees, Richard oversees an annual operating budget of $104 million and a $1.4 billion capital improvements budget. Mendoza’s first year accomplishments as Director include completion of the $19 million annual street preservation and maintenance service plan, major pavement repairs to the Guadalupe Street corridor, completion of the new $125 million Central Library, and completion of the first early out projects included in the $720 million 2016 Mobility Bond Program.

    Before coming to Austin, Mendoza served as the Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Atlanta, Georgia for 6 ½ years where he oversaw the completion of numerous transportation projects, implemented measures to increase department efficiency, closed out the $150 million Quality of Life Infrastructure Bond Program and developed plans for the $250 million Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond program passed by voters in 2015.

    Prior to his position with the City of Atlanta, Mendoza served as the Assistant Director of Public Works for the City of San Antonio, Texas, America’s seventh largest city, and as Public Works Director for the City of San Marcos, Texas. A registered Professional Civil Engineer, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University-Kingsville and a Master of Public Administration from Texas State University-SanMarcos. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

    Mike Frisbie, PE - City of San Antonio, Director/City Engineer, Transportation & Capital Improvements
    Mike Frisbie, PE, joined the City of San Antonio in September 2007. During his almost 30-year career, Mr. Frisbie has been involved in numerous programs and projects and has fostered much teamwork amongst agencies, consultants and contractors. In San Antonio, Mr. Frisbie works with an excellent City team along with the engineering, architectural and contracting communities to produce excellent, long-lasting projects.

    When he arrived in San Antonio, Mr. Frisbie oversaw the newly created 200-employee Capital Improvements Management Services (CIMS) Department, formed to manage the 2007-2012 Bond Program. The $550 million, 150-project bond program was the largest in the City's history. After delivering the 2007-2012 Bond Program, voters expressed their confidence in the ability of the City and CIMS to manage bond programs by passing the 2012-2017 Bond Program, allocating $596 million for 140 projects. In the past six years, CIMS has managed $2 billion worth of infrastructure improvements.

    In 2014, CIMS combined with the Department of Public Works to form Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI), which was placed under Mr. Frisbie's leadership. The consolidation brought more than 850 employees together to focus on transportation planning and the design, construction, maintenance and operations for streets, drainage, transportation, and capital projects. In addition to focusing on the capital project delivery, Mr. Frisbie oversees the Infrastructure Management Program (IMP), a five-year rolling program utilized to plan and schedule various street, alley, drainage, sidewalks, traffic signals, pavement markings and Advanced Transportation District (ATD) related projects.



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    $35.00 after 05:00 pm April 23

    $35.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $40.00 after 05:00 pm April 23

    $250.00 Single Meeting Sponsorship

    $400.00 Meeting Sponsor - Non-Member