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Assistant City Manager Rod Irwin

Rod Irwin
Rod Irwin
Assistant City Manager

Rod Irwin was selected in July 2005 to serve as Assistant City Manager for Economic Development and oversee the City's economic and community redevelopment activities. He also serves as Executive Director of the Community Redevelopment Agency and has responsibility for oversight of the City’s primary enterprise operations.

Rod has extensive public sector experience, including 18 years as chief executive officer of municipalities throughout the country. Rod has also served as Assistant County Manager in Arlington County, Virginia and Strategic Development Project Manager for Arlington Economic Development, the County’s economic development agency. In both of these capacities he successfully led negotiations of major, mixed-use projects of critical importance to the County's development plans.

Rod holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee and a M.P.A. from City University of New York. He is a graduate of the Program for Senior Executives in State/Local Government at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He also holds a Certificate in Real Estate Development and a Certificate in Real Estate Development Finance from the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C.