Meet four finalists in running for College Station city manager role

The College Station City Council has narrowed its search for a new city manager to four finalists:

Robert Goode, Assistant City Manager, Austin

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Robert Goode

Robert Goode was appointed Assistant City Manager for Transportation Services in March 2008. Goode oversees the Infrastructure Services group that includes Austin Resource Recovery; Austin Water Utility; the Corridor Program Implementation Office; and the Public Works and Transportation departments.

Before coming to Austin, Robert served as Director of Transportation and Public Works for the City of Fort Worth.  In his time with Fort Worth, he managed more than 400 employees in bridges, transportation and development and traffic engineering and operations.

Goode has also held leadership positions in public works and engineering with Travis County and the City of Olympia, Wash.  Goode’s expertise is transportation infrastructure and planning.  He boasts 26 years of experience in the civil engineering profession, six of which were private consulting.

Goode earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho. Goode and his wife have a son and daughter.

Terrence Moore, City Manager, College Park, GA

Terrence Moore

As City Manager of College Park, Georgia, Terrence Moore provides the organizational leadership necessary to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of City services.  As chief administrative officer for the City, Moore is directly responsible for implementing the policies and directives of the Mayor and City Council. His duties and responsibilities as City Manager include ensuring that all laws, ordinances and provisions of the City charter are enforced. Moore also advises the Mayor and City Council concerning the efficient administration of all City departments and prepares the annual operating and capital improvements budget. As City Manager he directs an organization of 15 operating departments, with an annual operating budget of $112.4 million. For reference, College Station’s annual budget for 2018 is $365 million.

Bryan Woods, Assistant City Manager, New Braunfels

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Bryan Woods

Bryan Woods was born in Baytown, Texas and has lived and worked in the Texas Hill Country for more than a decade. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, with Highest Honors in Construction Engineering Technology, from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Public Affairs degree through the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs. “Bryan joined the City of New Braunfels in 2014 as the Capital Programs Manager where he has very successfully overseen the design, right of way acquisition and construction for all of our capital improvement projects,” said City Manager, Robert Camareno. “We look forward to the application of his proven leadership skills in his new position.” Immediately prior to joining the City, Mr. Woods worked at Coyle-SDA, Inc. – a consulting, engineering and surveying firm – where he served as Vice President and Texas Office Director. In his role as Assistant City Manager, Mr. Woods oversees the Airport, City Secretary’s Office, Capital Programs Management, Planning and Community Development, and Public Works/Engineering.

Jeff Capps, Interim City Manager, College Station, TX

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Jeff Capps

The City of College Station has a council-manager form of government. The city manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the city council, which is the governing body responsible for setting policy. Jeff Capps, as acting city manager, currently serves as the chief administrative officer and assists the council in identifying the policy agenda and provides recommendations. These management responsibilities are shared with one deputy city manager and two assistant city managers.

Jeff Capps has been the acting City Manager since Kelly Templin resigned from the position on March 30 of this year. He has been an Assistant City Manager and the Chief of Police in College Station prior to taking the City Manager role on an interim basis. He is one of four candidates being considered as the council’s pick to fill Templin’s prior role as City Manager.


Through a six-month nationwide search facilitated by Affion Public, the College Station City Council recently selected these finalists from more than 100 total applications.

Finalists are scheduled for interviews and tours Oct. 15-16, with a community meet-and-greet to be held Oct. 15, 5:30-7 p.m., at College Station City Hall. A final decision from the council could be announced by the end of October.

The position of city manager has been vacant since Kelly Templin left March 30 to lead Texas A&M University System’s new RELLIS Campus. Templin held the position since 2013.


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