Meet Your Town Manager

Frank Robinson

Frank W. Robinson,
Town Manager

Frank Robinson came to the Town of Apple Valley in July 2008. An experienced public administrator, Frank has already made significant contributions to the community. 

  • Completed a major reorganization of Town functions increasing accountability, operational efficiencies and reducing costs; 
  • Launched three new construction projects - a state-of-the-art animal shelter, a Town Hall annex, and expansion of the Town’s public works facilities to include the use of solar energy, creating approximately 600 construction jobs; 
  • Completed a Vision 2020 visioning and goal setting process with the Town Council to develop a new mission and vision statement, set long range goals and affirm the Town’s accomplishments with respect to a previous visioning plan; 
  • Secured a commitment from the County of San Bernardino to develop a master plan for the Apple Valley Airport.

Prior to coming to the Town of Apple Valley, Frank served for 14 years as President/Township Manager of The Woodlands, Texas, with a population of 88,000. While there he launched a regional initiative and created an award-winning economic development organization and also founded The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau. Managing a budget of over $100 million, Frank received the highest recognition of the Government Finance Officers Association, the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for 2005 and 2006.

He began his public service career as a law enforcement officer in Denton, Texas, in both the patrol and detective divisions. He later went on to become a captain in the University of North Texas Police Department in Denton, Texas, and then Director of Public Safety for the City of West University Place, Texas.

Frank holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Sam Houston State University, (Huntsville, Texas) and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas). He is also a Credentialed Manager from the International City/County Managers Association and serves as Chair of the League of California Cities’ Desert Mountain Division City Manager’s Association.

Locally, Frank is an Ex-Officio member of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, belongs to the Rotary Club of Apple Valley, and is an accomplished public speaker. He is married to Lisa, who is active in the Assistance League of Victor Valley. Their home is ruled by four beautiful cats, one of which they rescued from the Apple Valley Animal Shelter shortly after moving here. They enjoy travel, art and watching Apple Valley sunsets from their back patio.


The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council and is the administrative head of the government of the Town under the direction of the Town Council. The Town Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all affairs of the Town.

Serving You...

  • Frank W. Robinson, Town Manager
  • Jennifer Heim, Special Projects Manager
  • Mallory Snyder, Executive Secretary

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  • Phone: (760) 240-7000 ext. 7051
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