Frank Robinson finalist for Texas position
November 15, 2010 5:00 PM
Brooke Edwards

APPLE VALLEY • Town Manager Frank Robinson is one of five finalists to become city manager of Round Rock, Texas, according to a statement released by that city.

It’s at least the third job Robinson has tried for in the 28 months he’s been with Apple Valley. In January he applied for a city manager position in Harlingen, Texas, according to And this April he was one of eight finalists for president of the Center City Commission in Memphis, Tenn.

Robinson couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on the news Monday.

Before coming to Apple Valley in July 2008, Robinson was president of The Woodlands Township in Texas. Woodlands is roughly a three-hour drive from Round Rock, which has a population of 104,000 and is 15 miles north of Austin.

Robinson beat out 80 other candidates to become a finalist for this latest position, the city’s release states, up now against another Round Rock’s current assistant city manager and city managers from three other cities across the country.

The Round Rock City Council will interview the final five candidates for city manager during executive sessions today and Wednesday, a statement from the city says, with a public reception tonight. The Council is scheduled to vote on a finalist at its Nov. 23 meeting, with the city’s current manager retiring effective Nov. 26.

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