- FAMILY -
My Pride & Joy
My wife Mary and I have been married for 35 years and we have enjoyed, with our two sons, the many adventures that have come our way during that time. Our sons Daniel and Mathew graduated from Flour Bluff High School and continued their education to graduate from Texas A&M Kingsville and Baylor University. Today Daniel is married to Dina and works in IT, while Mathew is working hard to complete his last school of med school.
COUNTRY & COMMUNITY
In 2005, I was stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi. I completed 21 years of distinguished Naval Service, before retiring. As a professional civil engineer, I continued to work at NAS Corpus Christi Public Works Department and then for the City of Corpus Christi as the Executive Director of Water Utilities beginning in 2016, before retiring in March of 2020. Living here the past 15 years, we have embraced The City of Corpus Christi as our forever home.
EQUALITY MEETS OPPORTUNITY
I vow to the residents and businesses of District - 4, with your vote, I will make every effort ensuring this District and the city is successful, through diversity, teambuilding, and most importantly, listening to you and participating in dialogue about ways we can work together, leading our city into a prosperous future.
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Putting My Experience to Work
Following eight years of distinctive submarine service as a Machinists Mate in the Naval Nuclear Power program, Dan Grimsbo became a full time college student. During college, he applied and was accepted into the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. After receiving his commission, he was assigned numerous duty stations, to include being the Environmental Officer at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, a Company Commander with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five, and the Resident Officer In-Charge of Construction for NAS Corpus.
Dan Grimsbo holds two Master Degrees, one in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois and a second in Business Organizational Management from the University of La Verne. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel and an Associate in Applied Science Mechanical Engineering Technology from Camden County College.
During his career, Dan Grimsbo achieved four nationally recognized certifications.
Registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois,
Certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Green Building Engineer (GBE) with the Association of Energy Engineers.
A proven leader, Dan Grimsbo has received numerous citations and awards throughout his career.
He received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal serving as the Provincial Reconstruction Team Engineer for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, in Baghdad, Iraqi. He worked directly with the Iraq Government and Coalition Forces to repair the City of Baghdad’s infrastructure.
He received the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal serving as the Deputy Public Works Officer at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. There, he provided direct support for Operation Enduring Freedom and overseas contingency operations throughout the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
Under his leadership, the City’s Utilities Department earned the 2019 Outstanding Municipal Utility Award, from the Texas Municipal Utilities Association, for outstanding water system improvements and customer service.
"I will work hard to ensure continued outstanding public safety, sustainable water sources, modernization of the city’s infrastructure, all the while continuing to promote the charm and small-town character this city has to offer residents and businesses." ~Dan