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Rob DiSpirito Resigns as Rockville City Manager

Barack Matite Named Acting City Manager

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 18 – Rob DiSpirito has resigned as Rockville’s city manager.

DiSpirito submitted his resignation to the Mayor and Council on Thursday, Aug. 17. It became effective at 5 p.m. that day.

The Mayor and Council accepted his resignation and appointed Deputy City Manager Barack Matite as acting city manager, effective immediately.

The City of Rockville operates under a council-manager form of government. The city manager is responsible to the Mayor and 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; implements Mayor and Council policies; and provides professional recommendations.

DiSpirito had served as Rockville’s city manager since January 2017.

In a statement, the Mayor and Council said: “The Mayor and Council appreciate Mr. DiSpirito’s nearly seven years of service to the City of Rockville and his contributions to our community and stakeholders. We wish him well as he pursues his future endeavors.”

This article has been updated to include a statement by the Mayor and Council.

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