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Mayor, Joe R. Zimmerman

Zimmerman is serving his first term as the mayor and serves on the Economic Development Committee, Sugar Land Development Corporation Board, 4b Board, Land-Use Advisory Committee, TIRZ 4 Board and as the CoSL alternate representative to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council.  Prior to being elected mayor, he served as Council Member At-Large, Position 2 for four years, and was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for eight years, serving six years as Chairman.  He is a 2015 graduate of the Sugar Land Regional Airport Academy.

Professional, Civic & Community
Mr. Zimmerman is the Director of Development for Cobb Fendley & Associates, Inc., a private civil engineering consulting firm founded in 1980.  He has extensive business experience having served in senior management positions in a number of different industries including consulting engineering, water and wastewater operations, land acquisition/land development/homebuilding as well as an international assignment in Libya.  Mr. Zimmerman is currently the 2015 Vice Chair of the Government Relations Committee for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, where he served in a similar capacity in 2000, 2001, 2013 and 2014.  He has served on the boards of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend, Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority and Beechnut Street, Inc., which is associated with Houston Baptist University.

He and his wife of 39 years, Nancy, have lived in Sugar Land since 1990 and are active members of Second Baptist Church Woodway.  Their daughter, Allison, her husband Chris Wallace and granddaughter, Emmy, live in Houston.


May 2016 - 2018

  • Professional Engineer, State of Texas
  • Houston Baptist University, MBA
  • University of Houston, BSCE
  • Sharpstown High School

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Council Member, Joe R. Zimmerman Joe R. Zimmerman

P.O. Box 110
Sugar Land, TX 77487-0110
Ph: 281-275-2700
Fx: 281-275-2721
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