Clarkston City Council votes in new city manager

Clarkston’s new city manager, Robin Gomez

Credit: City of Clarkston

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Clarkston’s new city manager, Robin Gomez

Credit: City of Clarkston

Credit: City of Clarkston

A new city manager will be coming to the city of Clarkston as early as January 7.

City Council members unanimously voted for Robin Gomez in a Dec. 4 meeting. Gomez will replace Keith Barker who announced his retirement in April. Gomez and his family will relocate from Fairmont, West Virginia, where he served as city manager for three years.

“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,” Gomez said in a statement released Thursday.


A native of Mexcio, Gomez and his family moved to the U.S. when he was five and his father joined the U.S. Air Force.

Before serving as city manager in West Virginia, Gomez spent nearly 20 years working in public service in Clearwater, Florida.

Gomez has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Florida.

His expected start date is Jan. 7.


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