Mike Frisbie, P.E.
Mike Frisbie, P.E., was named City Engineer/Director of the Capital Improvement Management Services (CIMS) department in September 2007. In 2014, CIMS was combined with the Public Works department to create the Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) department. 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.
TCI is comprised of 865 employees, which manages the 2017-2022 Bond Program. the largest in the City's history. TCI also manages the construction, maintenance and operation for streets, drainage and transportation related projects. Before Frisbie joined the City of San Antonio, a $50 million, 150-project bond program was the largest in the City’s history. However, 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 to manage bond programs by passing the $596 million 2012-2017 Bond Program and the $850 million 2017-2022 Bond Program.
All of the Bond Programs focus 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.
As part of the 2017-2022 Bond Program a new proposition that focuses on neighborhood improvements was also approved.
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 managed the largest capital project in the City’s history: the $325 million Convention Center expansion, completed in 2016; and is managing the San Antonio International Airport’s terminal renovations and consolidated rental car facility, also known as CONRAC. 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