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Rob DiSpirito
Rob DiSpirito
Robert DiSpirito was appointed Rockville's city manager in 2017, bringing three decades of service in local government leadership to the position.

Before joining Rockville as city manager, DiSpirito, was the interim senior manager of the Sarasota County (Florida) Planning and Development Department, most recently served as the city manager of Dunedin, Florida for nine years. He previously served as city manager of Oberlin, Ohio for 11 years.

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.

DiSpirito also served as assistant city manager/human resources director for Delaware, Ohio, and as assistant city manager/director of planning and development for Meadville, Pennsylvania. He began his career working for the Council and Manager of Dallas, Texas. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in public administration and journalism from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

The City of Rockville operates under a council-manager form of government. The city manager is responsible to the Mayor and the Council for the day-to-day management of city operations. Under provisions of the city charter and code, the city manager prepares a budget for the Mayor and Council’s approval; recruits, hires, and supervises staff; serves as the Mayor and Council’s chief administrative officer; implements Mayor and Council policies; and provides professional recommendations.