Since March 2014, Roel Roy Rodriguez, P.E., has served as City Manager for the City of McAllen. Reporting directly to the Mayor and City Commission, Mr. Rodriguez manages 35 departments including two international ports of entry, an international airport, a municipal golf course, and the Convention Center District and has direct oversight over the City’s $197 million operating budget.
Mr. Rodriguez has over 30 years experience managing diverse fiscal, environmental and community areas. He previously served as General Manager for the McAllen Public Utility where he oversaw all water and wastewater operations, including a capacity of 59 million gallons of treated water per day and growing. He previously worked as the City Engineer, Assistant City Manager and City Manager in Harlingen; the City Engineer in Weslaco; Jefferson County Engineer in Texas; and as Area Engineer in Oklahoma.
Mr. Rodriguez has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&I University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas - Pan American.
He currently serves on the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Board of Trustees, to which he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2005. He was also appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2009 to serve on the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority.
Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the engineering advisory council at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as well as South Texas College. He also serves on the Public Administration Advisory Council at South Texas College and the Texas A&M University Kingsville College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the Texas City Manager Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
He is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, where he does his favorite community work as a catechist teacher for high school seniors among many other community organizations. He is married and has three children.