City Manager Announces Retirement

Joe Nagro

At last night’s Council meeting, our City Manager Joe Nagro announced his retirement after 25 years of service in the City. The City will soon start an executive search to find a new City manager.

Mr.Nagro’s last day in office will be June 30, this year. Here is Joe’s bio on our website:

Mr. Nagro is a long term resident of the City of College Park and has been affiliated with the City in various positions prior to his appointment as City Manager in 2005.  Following several years as an appointed member of the Board of Housing Hygiene, Handicap Advisory Committee, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Election Review, he was elected to 4 terms on City Council starting in 1989.  During his tenure as a councilmember, he served as the Council’s project liaison during the year-long renovation of City Hall.

Mr. Nagro resigned from the City Council when he was competitively selected to be the Deputy Director of Public Works in March 1997.  He served in this capacity until June 2002, when the Council selected him to be Acting City Manager due to the resignation of the former City Manager.  In August 2002, he was promoted to Assistant City Manager for Operations, in 2004 he became Interim City Manager, and in May 2005 he was appointed City Manager after a nationally advertised and competitive selection process.

Prior to his full-time service with the City of College Park, Mr. Nagro co-owned and served as vice president of a successful, private construction-contracting firm.

Mr. Nagro holds a bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and earned his license as a Certified Compost Facility Operator during his tenure as Deputy Director of Public Works.

Mr. Nagro and wife Pat have a daughter and 2 grandchildren.

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