Assistant City Manager
Administrative and Leisure Services
Shanna Sims-Bradish joined the City of Richardson as Assistant City Manager of Administrative and Leisure Services on Dec. 3, 2012..
“The City of Richardson has a phenomenal reputation in municipal government, and the opportunity to be a part of it is extraordinary,” said Sims-Bradish. “I am honored that my diverse background and experience have been identified as a good match, and I am greatly looking forward to my new role in the community.”
“Shanna has a remarkable reputation in the city management profession, and has the diverse background needed to successfully lead our Administrative and Leisure Services,” said City Manager Dan Johnson. “Her abilities will be a perfect fit in our organization, and I am excited to have her become a part of our administrative team.”
Before coming to Richardson, Sims-Bradish previously served the City of Farmers Branch as Assistant City Manager from 2008 to 2012. In her post she supervised the Fire, Parks and Recreation, Human Resources and Library departments. She also previously supervised the City’s Communications Department and the Economic Development and Tourism Department. From 2004 to 2008, Sims-Bradish served in the Town of Addison as its Strategic Services Manager, and served in the City of Carrollton as Administrative Assistant to the City Manager (1997-1999) and Assistant to the City Manager (1999-2004).
Sims-Bradish earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 1997, where she was a Buford Watson Scholar. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri, where she graduated in 1995 with honors.
Sims-Bradish is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and in 2008 graduated from the ICMA Emerging Leader Graduate program. She is also a member of the Texas City Management Association, Urban Management Assistants of North Texas, and Kansas University City Management and Trainees Association.
Sims-Bradish is currently involved in the following: Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club, volunteer for the Metrocrest Social Service Center, member and officer of P.E.O. Chapter IQ – Frisco, and tutor at Farmers Branch Elementary School. Prior community activities include: Creekview High School Law and Government Services Pathway Advisory Board, graduate Leadership Metrocrest (1999) and advisor for Youth Leadership Metrocrest.