Event Types
Mar 07, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

City Manager's Update as he enters his third year in Missouri City

Veteran municipal manager Anthony J. Snipes is presently Chief Administrative Officer of Missouri City, Texas, a dynamically diverse and commercially thriving community of 71,000 that is located in premier Fort Bend County and is recognized as one of America’s “Best” places to live.

Mr. Snipes’ career spans more than 20 years and includes achievements in strategic initiatives that involve budgeting and performance management, public/private partnerships and organizational development. He has earned numerous accolades for inspiring his teams with clarity of purpose and leading them toward a shared view of collective goals.  

He joined the “Show Me City” on Dec. 1, 2015 after being unanimously appointed by City Council Members to become the municipality’s seventh Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Snipes oversees 354 full-time employees and a combined annual budget of more than $105 million. 

Before joining the ‘Show Me City’, Mr. Snipes was an executive in different capacities for Dayton, Ohio; Fort Worth and Austin. In all three cities, he implemented proactive programs and led innovative initiatives that set a standard for excellence. 

Utilizing his extensive experience, Mr. Snipes is steering a steady course toward success in Missouri City, forging myriad partnerships, firmly building on the legacy of leadership that established the “Show Me City” as a community that is fiscally sound, safe and scenic.

Mar 14, 2018

Hope For Three

Darla Farmer, Executive Director / Founder of Hope For Three, a local 501c3 nonprofit and autism advocacy group providing resources and support to families living with autism spectrum disorder. The organization also generates awareness through outreach, education and events.

Darla is a Fort Bend County resident since 1993 and is long-time volunteer and supporter of many children’s charities. Self-employed for the past 25 years, Darla possesses an extensive background in business administration, operations, marketing and customer relations. Her visionary leadership is illustrated through her passion for Hope For Three’s mission

May 09, 2018 7:00 AM

Love Where You Live

Dr. Paul R. Shockley, who is originally from Lufkin, is married to Jill (25 years now) and has four children. He has lived in Stafford since 2003. He is a faculty member at both the College of Biblical Studies-Houston and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He has also taught at Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, and Houston Baptist University.

 He received his B.A. in History, Stephen F. Austin State University; Th.M in both Bible Exposition and Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A. Humanities, History of Ideas, The University of Texas-Dallas; PhD in Philosophy from Texas A&M University.

While he pursues scholarship in areas like philosophy and mentors a number of students, he is also a hobbyist beekeeper.

Jun 06, 2018 7:00 AM
Jun 20, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM