On Tuesday, April 6 during the Huntsville City Council meeting, city manager Aron Kulhavy introduced Rick Rudometkin as the new deputy city manager.
“I can tell you there is nobody happier to have him on board than I am,” Kulhavy said. “He has vast experience in working for local governments in several states.”
Rudometkin started on March 29 with the city of Huntsville and along with Kulhavy, Rudometkin will dive into major projects that the city has planned.
“Major projects we are currently working on are the MLK Community center, new police and fire stations and the design of a new City Hall,” Kulhavy said. “The DCM assists in managing several departments for the city and also helps drive projects from the council’s strategic plan to completion.”
Rudometkin was previously living in Snoqualmie, Washington where he worked as the cities, administrative administrator.
“The growing city, great opportunity, my in-laws are here in Huntsville, sunny weather and great welcoming people,” Rudometkin said when asked what brought him to Huntsville.
Rudometkin is the first to hold the deputy city manager position. According to Rudometkin, he hopes to support the vision of Huntsville, help department heads with their projects, and address citizen needs and issues while supporting the city council.
“Since I am new, I want to provide great service, get to know the community and provide support wherever I can,” Rudometkin said. “Then, help make Huntsville the best place to live, work and play.”