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City Manager- Robert DiSpirito


Robert DiSpirito, City Manager

Email: Robert DiSpirito
Phone: 301-891-7229

About the City Manager

The Takoma Park City Council announces the appointment of Robert DiSpirito as the new City Manager, effective Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Mr. DiSpirito’s first day will be Monday, January 22, 2024.

Robert DiSpirito Bio:

Mr. DiSpirito has long tenured with several municipalities throughout the country. He served as the City Manager in Rockville for approximately seven years. Before that, he was the City Manager of Dunedin, Florida, for nearly ten years and the City Manager of Oberlin, Ohio, for nearly eleven years. Mr. DiSpirito also served as Deputy City Manager in two other cities, Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, Ohio, for a combined total of 35 years of City Management experience.

“My prior experience as a City Manager and a practitioner of economic development, sustainability, and partnerships is suited to the challenges of a dynamic and evolving Takoma Park.”  Robert DiSpirito said,  “I look forward to being a collaborative and contributing member of the very talented Takoma Park team and this very special community. The Mayor, Council, and City staff truly care about all of the people in Takoma Park, and it will be an honor for me to help them continue to improve the quality of life and care for those in need.”

As City Manager, Mr. DiSpirito will be responsible for City operations and the approximately 200 staff who collectively perform the City’s municipal services. His first day on the job will be January 22, 2024.

Mayor Searcy and the City Council ask that you please join them in welcoming Mr. DiSpirito to Takoma Park!

Resolution 2024-01 Approving the Employment Agreement



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