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About Capital Delivery Services

Capital Delivery Services (CDS) developed its mission, vision and values to help guide our work and give the department direction. Together, they provide us a framework for decision-making, ensuring that our actions are consistent with our overall goals and principles.


Our Mission

Optimize delivery of quality capital projects through partnerships to create an equitable and sustainable community.

Our Vision

Building the City of Austin in collaboration with the community to enrich the experience of all who live, work and play here.

Our Values

  • Accountability – We take ownership of our actions and the outcomes of our work.
  • Integrity – We embody honesty and transparency.
  • Respect – We treat everyone with dignity, empathy and consideration.
  • Teamwork – We collaborate with the public and our partners to make Austin better.
  • Safety – We apply best practices to protect our team and community.
  • Innovation – We continuously improve and develop creative solutions.


Capital Delivery Services' Executive Team

James Snow, Director


As Director of City of Austin’s Capital Delivery Services department, James Snow leads a team of over 350 full-time and augmented staff including engineers, architects and project managers. The department is responsible for over 500 active construction projects representing an investment of $7 billion into the City of Austin.

Director Snow also leads teams supporting the delivery of expansion of Austin Bergstrom International Airport and the expansion of the Austin Convention Center. These large projects represent an additional $5 billion in capital improvement work.

Joining the City of Austin in 2009, James served as Chief Operating Officer for the Public Works department. Previously he directed and managed multiple large-scale projects and programs nation-wide for The Shaw Group and held various positions within the telecommunications industry. James holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Eric Bailey, Deputy Director


Eric Bailey, PE PMP has 20+ years of experience in the engineering field, specializing in public project delivery. Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Eric began his career managing infrastructure projects for the City of Santa Monica, California, transitioned to working as a consultant for Black & Veatch in Austin, Texas and has been with the City of Austin since 2016 with roles in project management, supervision and executive leadership.

Eric is currently the acting deputy director of Capital Delivery Services, a department formed by the City of Austin to more effectively and efficiently manage the City’s $7 billion capital improvements program including mobility, water, wastewater, watershed, parks, libraries, airport and convention center projects. Eric’s responsibilities include executive leadership over the project management and inspection functions within Capital Delivery Services. The department has 300+ employees including architects, engineers, inspectors and surveyors and is focused on delivering capital projects for the City of Austin.

Kristi Fenton, Assistant Director


Bio coming soon.

Stephen Grace, Assistant Director


As Assistant Director in Austin’s Capital Delivery Services department, Steve Grace leads the Delivery Services Support Divisions. These full-time and augmented staff, including engineers, technicians, controllers, and project managers, provide engineering design, quality assurance review, project controls management and utility coordination services. This Team supports over 500 active construction projects representing an investment of $7 billion into the City of Austin.

Joining the City of Austin in 2022, Steve served as the Asset Manager for the Public Works department. Previously, he led projects as an engineering consultant for Jacobs and Raytheon, he held leadership roles in several municipal public works departments and an international airport and has served at locations around the world as an active-duty engineer in the Air Force. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems from the United States Air Force Academy.

Marcus Hammer, Assistant Director


Marcus Hammer was appointed to the Assistant Director of Capital Delivery Services in May 2024.

Marcus brings more than 23 years of municipal government experience to the City of Austin. He has a dynamic background in municipal leadership which includes operational and capital budgeting, fiscal management, transportation planning, small and large capital project delivery, project inspections, contract management, and intra-departmental engagement.

His prior experience includes serving 17 years in numerous management capacities for the City of San Antonio as the Right of Way Manager, Assistant Capital Programs Manager for the largest capital project in the City of San Antonio’s history, the $325 million Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center project, Transportation Planning Manager, and various capacities in the Public Works Director’s Office and Budget Office. He also served five years with the City of Gunnison, Colorado in their Public Works Department.

Marcus holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Marcus is married to Mary (Christensen) Hammer. They have four children.