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Cronk narrows search for assistant city managers

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Tai Moses

City Manager Spencer Cronk has announced the finalists for the second group of assistant city manager positions. The two new hires will oversee programs concerning safety and mobility, two of the strategic outcomes from the city’s Strategic Direction 2023, the visioning guide for the next three to five years that was adopted in March 2018. Said Cronk in the announcement, “I am excited to continue filling my executive team with individuals that will champion the City’s Strategic Direction and work closely with our community.” The safety assistant city manager finalists are Rey Arellano, assistant city manager for the city of Austin; Genaro “Chip” Iglesias, managing partner and chair of Ballard Partners’ local government practice in Miami; Gina Montes, assistant city manager for operations for the city of Avondale, Arizona; and Ronnelle Paulsen, assistant director of the Austin Fire Department. The mobility assistant city manager finalists are Greg Canally, deputy chief financial officer for the city of Austin; Chris Chen, assistant director of engineering services at Austin Water; Gina N. Fiandaca, commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department; Richard Mendoza, public works director for the city of Austin; Michael Rogers, Dallas transportation director; and Robert Spillar, director of the Austin Transportation Department. Read their full bios here.


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