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Fiandaca leaving, Goode staying
Thursday, January 12, 2023 by Jo Clifton
Assistant City Manager Gina Fiandaca, who has worked for the city since May 2019, is going back to Boston to become transportation secretary for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Fiandaca held several jobs in Boston’s transportation department before taking the position in Austin. In a memo, City Manager Spencer Cronk praised her contributions to the community, including championing more than $20 billion in infrastructure investments related to local mobility improvements. She will be leaving Austin on Jan. 27 for her new job. Cronk also announced that Robert Goode, who was serving as interim director of Austin Water until Shay Ralls Roalson took over as director on Jan. 1, will become an interim assistant city manager, not a new role for him. Goode worked for the city in that position from 2008 to 2018. He then worked for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority as deputy executive director for nearly three years before taking a private-sector job and then returning to the city.
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