Fort Bend County judge announces new chief of staff

Fort Bend County Judge KP George has named a new chief of staff. (Sierra Rozen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fort Bend County Judge KP George has named a new chief of staff. (Sierra Rozen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend County Judge KP George has named a new chief of staff. (Sierra Rozen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend County Judge KP George has a new chief of staff.

Shaneka Smith is now serving as the judge’s chief of staff, the the senior member of George’s team and top adviser, which grants Smith the opportunity to work with the entire team to streamline procedures and enhance collaboration and communication among the judge’s office, county leadership and the community, according to a Dec. 27 announcement.


“Shaneka’s leadership has been key to our team’s accomplishments since almost the very beginning of my administration,” George said in the announcement. “She’s no stranger to county government, she has been involved in nearly every issue we have tackled. Whether it’s operations, strategy, policy or crisis management, Shaneka is a person who brings people together, solves problems and dedicates herself to the work to make Fort Bend County a better place for everyone.”

Smith has served on the judge’s team since 2019, most recently as the office’s administrative and external affairs manager, overseeing the day-to-day management of the judge’s office.

“I am honored to have earned the trust of Judge George to fill this position in his administration,” Smith said in the announcement. “We have an exceptionally talented and experienced team in the county judge’s office, all who are dedicated to this office and the people of Fort Bend County. There is a lot of work to do, and I can’t wait to continue to move Fort Bend forward and work together to make our county more efficient, effective and engaging for all.”
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.