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Posted on: October 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Municipal Veteran Matthew Phillips Tapped As City Engineer

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 17, 2022-Matthew Phillips brings extensive experience in state and municipal organizations with robust infrastructure programs to his new role as City Engineer with the City of Steamboat Springs. The City Engineer reports to Public Works Director Jon Snyder. 

“Matt not only brings ‘in-the-dirt’ hands-on experience to the position, but he also possesses the unique ability to collaborate across a diverse group bridging technical and non-technical areas together while never losing his sense of humor,” said Public Works Director Jon Snyder. “We’re fortunate to have Matt join us as the community looks at several significant projects ahead in the near future.” 

As City Engineer, Phillips will oversee a team of five full time employees and several contracted services within the Engineering Division. The team works on a variety of infrastructure projects for the city including new infrastructure during development, building permit review, drainage and stormwater management, and capital project management. 

Prior to moving north to Steamboat Springs, Phillips held the position of Capital Projects Manager for the City of Frisco, TX, a rapidly growing suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In this role, he oversaw an annual average of 40 complex roadway, water, wastewater, and reuse water public works infrastructure projects from concept to final acceptance of construction totaling a combined construction cost of $240M as part of the public works strategic plan. 

Pounding the pavement is nothing new for Phillips, who held various roles with the Texas Department of Transportation over a 13-year stretch, including roadway design, construction, maintenance, and operations of local and regional transportation initiatives. During his tenure, Phillips directly managed and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the $70M reconstruction of two, four-mile, principal arterial roadways.

“I wanted to find the perfect location to blend my professional expertise and high ethical standards with an active outdoor lifestyle, and Steamboat Springs is that place,” said Phillips. “I couldn’t let this opportunity pass and I am excited to help shape the future of this vibrant town.” 

A licensed civil engineer and member of the American Public Works Association, Phillips earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Matt and his wife, Sarah, will be relocating to Steamboat Springs prior to his first day with the city on Monday, October 24, 2022 and look forward to becoming part of our community. 


Jon Snyder, Public Works Director, 970.871.8207 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email
Emily Hines, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email

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