Robert DiSpirito Named New Rockville City Manager

Robert DiSpirito PHOTO | City of Rockville

Robert DiSpirito
PHOTO | City of Rockville

Robert DiSpirito was named the new city manager in Rockville , the Mayor and Council announced Tuesday.

DiSpirito is a Florida resident with three decades of service in local government leadership,

He currently serves as the interim senior manager of the Sarasota County (Florida) Planning and Development Department, served as the city manager of Dunedin, Florida for nine years and previously served as city manager of Oberlin, Ohio for 11 years.

“The Council and I are excited to announce the hiring of Rob DiSpirito as city manager,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said. “We are confident that Mr. DiSpirito has the skills and experience to address the opportunities and challenges facing our city, to lead our staff and to serve our community during this important time in Rockville’s history. We look forward to collaborating with Mr. DiSpirito to further Rockville’s reputation as one of America’s leading small cities.”

As Dunedin’s city manager, DiSpirito was responsible for the city’s daily operations, overseeing 400 employees and an $80 million budget. DiSpirito’s accomplishments included creating the city’s Housing & Economic Development Department and guiding Dunedin’s award-winning downtown and redevelopment citywide.

“My wife, Evangelina, our children and I truly look forward to making Rockville our new home,” DiSpirito said. “This is an amazing and diverse community of strong neighborhoods, beautiful parks, high-performing schools, a lively town center and engaged citizens. As city manager, I look forward to reaching out and hearing what matters to our employees, residents, civic groups, schools, businesses and other partners.”

DiSpirito will begin on Jan. 3

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Mitti Hicks

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Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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