As a result of its several-month recruitment process,the Town of Frisco received 74 applications for consideration during the Frisco Town Manager search, which was facilitated by the recruitment firm, Strategic Government Resources. Four hiring panels, which were comprised of the Town Council, Town Managers from surrounding communities, the Town of Frisco leadership team, and Frisco Police leadership, respectively, interviewed three semi-finalists on June 27, 2022. Town Council subsequently selected Tom Fisher who is currently the County Manager in Summit County, Utah, as a finalist for the position of Frisco Town Manager. The Frisco Town Council will formally consider his appointment to that position in two or more weeks at a Town Council meeting.
Since 2015, Fisher has held the position of County Manager for Summit County, Utah, managing the administrative functions of the county, which has a $65 million dollar operating budget and 320+ employees. From 2001 to 2015, Fisher worked in various leadership roles for Mesa County, Colorado, including the positions of Deputy Administrator for Internal Services, Deputy Administrator for Regional Services, Director of the Regional Transportation Planning Office, and finally as the County Administrator, which is akin to a County Manager role.
In addition to Fisher’s extensive local government experience, he has also served in leadership positions in the Utah Army National Guard and Army National Guard. Positions held include Brigadier General, Commander of Land Component Command, Deputy Commanding General, and Senior Commander. Fisher honed and utilized his expertise in logistics and engineering during his 32-year military career, which included a deployment to Iraq, relief efforts for hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and support for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Resource Development and Planning from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Resource Development and Planning with a minor emphasis on Parks and Recreation from Michigan State University. Fisher also attended the United States Army War College for their Master of Strategic Studies resident program.