The city of Clarkston has hired Robin Gomez as its next City Manager. Gomez will succeed Keith Barker, who is retiring.
The city council approved Gomez appointment unanimously on Dec. 4.
Gomez and his family will relocate from Fairmont, West Virginia, where he served as City Manager for three years. During his tenure, he established a reputation and a successful track record for being a proactive economic development and redevelopment advocate and creator.
Gomez brings vast experience in dealing with and resolving issues surrounding housing, affordability and blight in a small city setting, officials said in a news release.
“Quickly learning new cultures and languages and adapting, have instilled a strong sense of community and re-enforced the importance of family, which are traits that I continue to embody in my daily life and that I will utilize as the City Manager for Clarkston,” Gomez said.
Gomez’s first day on the job will be Jan. 7.
“I very much look forward to meeting and interacting with the Clarkston staff, residents, and business owners and operators to quickly learn how I can begin to contribute to Clarkston’s wonderful future on my first day. My family and I are ready to begin experiencing the fabulous charm and diversity that makes Clarkston a dynamic city to live, learn, work, and play,“ stated Gomez.