Mike Frisbie, P.E.
Mike Frisbie, P.E., was named City Engineer/Director of the Transportation and Capital Improvements Department in September 2007. During his 25-year career, Frisbie has been involved in many programs and projects and has fostered much teamwork amongst agencies, consultants and contractors. In San Antonio, Frisbie works with the engineering, architectural and contracting communities to produce excellent, long-lasting projects.
He oversees the 200-employee TCI Department, which was created in 2007 to focus on managing the 2007-2012 Bond Program. The $550 million, 150-project bond program was the largest in the City’s history. After delivering the 2007-2012 Bond Program under budget and substantially complete by June 2012, voters expressed their confidence in the ability of the City and CIMS to manage bond programs by passing the 2012-2017 Bond Program, allocating $596 million for 140 projects.
Both Bond Programs focused on improving or constructing new local streets, bridges, sidewalks, drainage facilities, parks, athletics facilities, libraries and public health centers. Many projects address infrastructure needs in a specific area while several have a regional or citywide benefit for all residents.
Many of the 2007-2012 Bond’s street and drainage projects came in under budget, resulting in a savings of $47 million. Frisbie led a process with City Management and elected officials for approval to create 23 new projects to improve drainage and traffic conditions.
In addition to successfully delivering the 2007-2012 Bond and working on the 2012-2017 Bond, Frisbie is leading the CIMS team in other Capital Improvements projects. TCI managed $2 billion worth of infrastructure improvements for the City in just six years.
TCI is currently managing the largest capital project in the City’s history: the $325 million Convention Center expansion, set to be complete in 2016. Additionally, the San Antonio International Airport’s terminal renovations and consolidated rental car facility, or CONRAC, are all under CIMS’ project management. The City’s most popular tourist destination, the Riverwalk, is also being improved thanks to TCI’s supervision or partnerships with local agencies.
Frisbie began his career with the City of Sandy, Utah, working as a Staff Engineer and then Division Manager. After seven years, he and his wife, Lisa, relocated to take a position with the City of Phoenix. In his first position with the City of Phoenix, Frisbie led the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.
After three years, he was promoted to middle management, leading five transportation functions and 180 employees. Frisbie was responsible for the traffic operations, studies and right-of-way management.
Prior to coming to the City of San Antonio, Frisbie joined the URS Corporation in Phoenix as the Municipal Engineering Manager, leading the Municipal and Traffic Engineering teams. During his time at URS, he managed many civil engineering projects for several clients.
- Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming
- Professional Engineers License, State of Texas
Professional Memberships and Community Involvement
- American Public Works Association
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Concordia Lutheran Church
- Construction Management Association of America
- Construction Owners Association of America
- Honorary Commander/Air Education and Training Command
- Institute of Transportation Engineers
- National Forum for Black Public Administrators
- San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning
- Organization/Transportation Policy Board
- Society of American Military Engineers
Frisbie grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming. Frisbie and his wife are the proud parents of three children – Jacob, Zachary and Macey. The family enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family