At their Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 Special Meeting, Missouri City Councilmembers unanimously approved Shashi Kris Kumar, P.E. to serve as its Public Works Director and City Engineer. Strategic Government Resources (SGR), a local government executive search firm based in Keller, Texas conducted a nationwide search on behalf of City to fill the position.
The City's Public Works Department manages water, sewer, and wastewater treatment services and oversees engineering and utilities planning. The department also maintains GIS applications, sidewalks, and traffic control devices, and provides animal control services.
Kumar has over 20 years of municipal engineering and management experience. In his prior role, he served as the City Engineer for the City of League City. He also served as the Senior Engineer, Program Manager, and Drainage Engineer for the City of Sugar Land. He also has consulting engineering experience having worked for major consulting firms in the Houston metropolitan area for about 10 years.
Kumar holds a Master's Degree in Engineering from Lamar University, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston - Victoria, and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Bangalore University in India. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, and a Certified Floodplain Manager. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA), and American Public Works Association (APWA).