Assistant City Manager / Chief Operating Officer
City of Sugar Land
Christopher Steubing, P.E. CFM, Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer, is a professional engineer with over 25 years of city, county and private-sector experience in the fields of management, engineering and program/project management, performance management and process workflow. He was named assistant city manager in May of 2017 after serving as Sugar Land’s City Engineer since December 2006. His current responsibilities include the general oversight of the Engineering, Aviation, Parks and Information Technology, Data and Security departments and corporate responsibilities as the city’s Chief Operating Officer.
As COO he focuses on the city’s daily business operations while developing a holistic approach to program and process efficiencies, customer experiences (internally and externally), development and application of performance metrics for all operations and alignment within the organization to deliver the city’s vision and strategic plan.
Prior to his promotion to ACM he provided leadership and oversight for the delivery of the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the largest capital improvement project in the City’s history, and is currently overseeing the City’s initiatives as executive sponsor for a new Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) and the City Mobility Program.
Prior to Sugar Land, Steubing spent the first 10 years of his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in leadership positions with Denton County, the cities of Decatur and Colleyville and Racetrac Petroleum.
He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1996, earned a Texas engineering license in 2002, became a certified floodplain administrator in 2004 and completed the LBJ School of Public Affairs Public Executive Institute in April 2016. He serves as a board member for the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power and is a member of several professional organizations.