Mayor Caroline McCarley announces that City Manager Dan Fitzpatrick will be retiring from his role at the end of June.
City Manager Fitzpatrick has served Rochester for the past seven years, capping a more than four decade career in government administration.
During his tenure in Rochester, he oversaw several critical projects, including a $5 million bridge that allowed Albany and Safran to expand its manufacturing operations in Rochester, as well as the renovation of the old fire and police station into a state-of -the-art City Hall Annex.
He also made transparency at City Hall a top priority, establishing monthly city manager reports and a more open budgeting process. In addition, he created and used the City Manager’s Corner program on the Rochester Government Channel to keep residents more informed about their city.
“Dan has made numerous meaningful and lasting contributions to our city that will have an impact on residents for years to come,” Mayor McCarley said. “I have no doubt he’ll continue to serve our community well throughout the remainder of his tenure.”
City Manager Fitzpatrick also spearheaded the renegotiation of a new contract with Waste Management that helped boost the city’s non-tax revenues and strengthen the company’s corporate citizenship in Rochester. He also oversaw the development of a franchise agreement with Comcast to foster cable competition in Rochester, marking the first cable overbuild in New Hampshire’s history.
“I’ve loved serving the residents and business owners of Rochester over the last seven years,” City Manager Fitzpatrick said. “I’m eager to continue working on behalf of our community members and look forward to what the future has in store.”
Fitzpatrick’s experience in city government spans multiple cities and more than four decades. Before arriving in Rochester, he served as a city manager in Augusta, Maine, Oak Park, Michigan, Peekskill, New York and Englewood, New Jersey.
His dedication to the cities he served resulted in numerous International City/County Management Association (ICMA) awards, including an Award of Excellence, Professional Award for Career Development and Program Excellence Award for Intergovernmental Relations, among others.
Fitzpatrick graduated cum laude from Marist College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He received his master’s degree of business administration and his master’s of public administration from the State University of New York at Albany. He also graduated from the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.