Maitland City Talk

City hires new assistant city manager

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  • | 10:21 a.m. October 6, 2016
  • Winter Park - Maitland Observer
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The city of Maitland is very pleased to announce that Mark Reggentin has joined city staff as assistant city manager.

"We are delighted Mark is joining our staff," said City Manager Sharon Anselmo. "Mark is no stranger to municipal service with his decades of experience in building and improving communities in Central Florida. His skills, experience, and professionalism are a match for the duties of assistant city manager. I look forward to working with him."

In his new role as assistant city manager, Reggentin will support the city manager in overseeing city operations.

Specifically, he will serve as project manager for a variety of special projects; provide leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range fiscal plans; collaborate with the city's department heads; assist in resolving Council, citizen, and operational issues with the city's electrical franchise agreement; aid in the compilation, preparation, and presentation of data to the City Council; be involved in the city's communications program; and perform the duties and responsibilities of the city manager during absences of the incumbent.

Reggentin, a Maitland resident, comes to the city from the city of Apopka, where he has served as community development director since March. Previously, he served residents in the city of Mount Dora in a number of roles for 23 years with the majority of that time spent at the helm of planning and development. He served as Mount Dora's interim city manager and deputy city manager from 2015 through 2016.

"My home for the last 17 years has been in Maitland. It is where my children grew up and where my wife and I have built strong bonds with friends and neighbors. I am humbly honored by this opportunity and I know it is a rare opportunity to serve my home community in a manner that is meaningful and long lasting."

Reggentin started his planning career at the city of Lake Mary in 1989. He moved to Central Florida in 1988 after graduating from University of Iowa with a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning. He earned his Bachelor's in Science in Geology and Environmental Systems from Cornell College.

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Fire Prevention Week is a campaign to raise awareness of fire safety in the wake of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The Great Chicago Fire claimed 250 lives, left 100,000 people without homes, damaged 17,400 structures, and laid waste to 2,000 acres.

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