City of Midland: General Services Director Promoted to Assistant to City Manager 9/4/13
City of Midland
Former City of Midland General Services Director Robert Patrick has been promoted to the newly created position of Assistant to the City Manager.
This decision ensures that the City of Midland continues to provide a high level of service as an innovative leader in municipal government in a time of unprecedented growth.
In this new managerial position, Patrick will report directly to City Manager Courtney Sharp and oversee development services, engineering services, solid waste management, and the City’s fleet. In his previous role as General Services Director, Patrick was responsible for overseeing the City’s facilities, fleet, safety and risk management and purchasing divisions.
“The assistant to the city manager will be an integral part of how we continue rising to the challenges we are currently facing,” Sharp said. “Robert’s expertise will give us a broader view of departmental interactions.”
Patrick graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He received the Barney Knight scholarship from the Texas City Managers Association in 2000 and earned his Certified Public Manager designation from Texas Tech University in 2003.
Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in municipal government including procurement, facility construction and renovations, grant writing and administration, asset management, fleet management, and capital planning.
Robert served as President of the Panhandle City Management Association from 2002-2004, has been a member of the Texas Water Utility Association, the National Association of Fleet Administrators, the Texas Municipal League Small Cities Advisory Council, and currently serves on the Diesel Technology Advisory Board for Midland College.