Danielle Singh promoted to serve as Hutto interim assistant city manager

The city of Hutto announced Thursday morning that Danielle Singh has been appointed as interim assistant city manager until the conclusion of a national search. This search, which is being conducted by Strategic Government Resources, could take up to six months to complete.

Singh is currently the executive director of engineering and public works, a role she will maintain during the search.

“Danielle has been appointed interim assistant city manager to help me with the day-to-day activities within the city, as well as spearhead upcoming projects, like the implementation of our Strategic Plan & Execution Guide,” City Manager Odis Jones said. “With her experience, we will continue to move Hutto in the right direction.”

As head of engineering and public works, Singh is responsible for updating, implementing and maintaining the City’s Capital Improvement Plan; providing oversight for Engineering Development Review; engineering projects and construction inspections; serving as the city engineer; and more. She currently manages 23 full-time employees and is responsible for a budget in excess of $6 million.

In the role of interim assistant city manager, Singh will assist in planning, coordinating and directing work related to the management of special projects, provide administrative support to city departments, as well as managing departments of the city as assigned.

Prior to the city of Hutto, Singh worked for the city of College Station as an assistant city engineer, and most recently as transportation planning coordinator. During her time in College Station, she was elected to the chair of the Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Technical Advisory Committee where she advocated for several regional transportation traffic improvements with the city, successfully negotiated for approximately $2 million dollars in traffic improvements by developers, updated the city’s thoroughfare plan, implementing a new context-sensitive approach. Singh also served on the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Regional Transportation Planning Committee.

She has been honored as the 2014 Employee of the Year for the city of College Station (out of 900 employees) and the 2012 Young Engineer of the Year for the Brazos Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Prior to her time in College Station, Singh has worked for the City of Bryan and in the private engineering sector.

She received her bachelor's of civil engineering degree from Texas A&M University, with a concentration in transportation and land development.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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