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Randy Smith,
City Manager

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4601 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
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RSCity Manager, Randy Smith

The City Manager's Office is responsible for the implementation of policy established by the City of South Padre Island's City Council. Exceptional customer service, efficient operations, and effective communications are priorities for this office. Promoting regional efforts through cooperation is vital to the success of the Department. The City Manager's Office is ultimately responsible for the work culture and promotes a work environment embracing contributions of each employee while also fostering professional development and success of its workforce.

Randy was born and raised in Houston, a father of three adult daughters and a member of St. Martins Episcopal Church. Randy has an Associate of Arts in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Master's in Criminal Justice Management from Boston University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 224 in Quantico, VA.

Randy has 36-years of law enforcement experience, 21 of those years as a Police Chief and two years with the City of Houston Municipal Court system, where he worked in the city’s jail docket court. Previously, Randy worked as an officer in Houston in the field of patrol, criminal warrants, mental health, and juvenile division. In December 1997, Randy was appointed Police Chief for Surfside Beach, TX, where for 12-years he remained the city's Police Chief, EMS
Director and the Island's Emergency Management Coordinator. For the past 9-years, Randy has been the Police Chief for the City of South Padre Island. Currently Randy is the Interim City Manager for South Padre Island.

Chief Smith is a past Secretary/Treasurer for the Southeast Texas Police Chief's Association and previously sat on the Board of Curriculum for the Brazosport College Law Enforcement Academy. Randy also served as the Region F Coordinator for the Texas Victim Service Association, and a board member at the Southmost College Criminal Justice Institute in Brownsville. Recently he was selected by the Sam Houston State University’s LEMET program to participate in the curriculum and standards for what Texas Police Chiefs will learn during the current two-year training cycle. He is a member of the International and Texas Police Chief’s Associations, Texas Narcotic Officers Association, FBI-NA Association and Texas-CIT.

Please feel free to contact the City Manager's Office with any comments, questions or suggestions you might have regarding the City of South Padre Island.

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    The City of South Padre Island Animal Control Division will be assisting the Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Division with the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program. The program is aimed at reducing, with the goal of eliminatin...
  • Traffic management plan for 36th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk announced
    South Padre Island is excited to welcome back the 36th Annual 2020 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.
  • Christmas tree recycling available
    The City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department would like to remind the community that Christmas trees can be dropped every Saturday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. from Dec. 28, 2019, to Feb. 8, 2020.