Paul Frederiksen accepted the position of town manager for Argyle on Wednesday. Frederiksen will start Dec. 22, filling a vacancy left by former town manager Charles West, who was appointed to the position in late 2012.
“My excitement is shared by the council,” said Argyle Mayor Peggy Krueger. “We are so elated to have someone of that caliber coming to our community … we are a lucky community.”
Frederiksen will bring more than 20 years of experience in working with municipalities. He currently works as vice president of operations for the Las Colinas Association, which serves as the permanent property owner’s association for the development of 12,000 acres in an area which has seen significant economic development growth with Fortune 500 companies and as a major hub for employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
He also has worked with the cities of Dallas, Colleyville and Shenandoah near Houston where he served as city administrator for seven years at a time when the community was facing significant growth from nearby Houston.
Frederiksen said he was looking forward to becoming part of the Argyle community. “It is a unique community and it has a lot going for it,” he said, adding that the rustic charm of Argyle drew him in immediately. “It’s a great location and a great place to live and raise a family.”
With Argyle in the path of growth in southwest Denton County, Frederiksen said he was looking forward to working with the town council and residents to ensure that the community maintain its rural feel while dealing with the inevitable growth around it.
Frederiksen earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Southern Methodist University and master’s degrees in both public administration and city and regional planning from the University of Texas at Arlington. He maintains credentials with the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a Certified Public Manager.
His civic affiliations include serving on the City of Keller Planning and Zoning Commission, as past vice president of the Keller Athletic Booster Club, past member of the City of Keller Parks and Recreation Board, past chair of the Illegal Dumping and Enforcement Committee with Keep Colleyville Beautiful, past vice president on the South Montgomery County/Woodlands Economic Development Partnership board of directors, past vice president for strategic alliances on the South Montgomery County/Woodlands Chamber of Commerce board of directors, past ex-officio of the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce and past ex-officio of the Hermann Memorial Hospital/The Woodlands advisory committee.