Westminster City Manager Don Tripp has named Jody Andrews as the city’s second deputy city manager. Andrews will head up major development efforts such as the new downtown project, as well as lead efforts in economic development, sustainability, mobility and capital planning for the city.
Andrews previously served as the city’s director of Public Works and Utilities. He brings more than 26 years of municipal leadership and public service experience spanning five cities and four countries, including two years as the deputy city manager for Vancouver, British Columbia.
Andrews’ appointment is to a new position within the City Manager’s Office, where he joins current Deputy City Manager Steve Smithers. During the transition, Andrews will continue to oversee the Public Works and Utilities Department.
“Jody Andrews has a proven record of leading complex projects to successful completion, in ways that are both innovative and collaborative,” said Tripp. “He also brings strong experience as a deputy city manager and other leaderships roles in municipal government.”
The City of Westminster is transforming the former Westminster Mall near U.S. 36 and Sheridan Boulevard into a vibrant, mixed-use urban downtown. The city is negotiating with San Diego-based developer OliverMcMillan on the first phase of development for the 105-acre project. For more information please visit www.westminstercenter.us.
“The City of Westminster is fortunate to have someone with the experience and skills of Jody Andrews to bring to our major development projects, especially the new downtown,” said Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison. “He’s successfully found creative ways to work with the development community to achieve major projects.”
During his time in Vancouver, Andrews led the team that designed and built the 2010 Olympic Village (designated the most sustainable and energy efficient development on Earth in 2010). Before joining Westminster he led the design and construction of the new Capital City of the United Arab Emirates (future home to more than 370,000 residents and declared the leading sustainable Arab capital in 2012).
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to continue to serve this remarkable community,” said Andrews. “I’m looking forward to working with all our stakeholders to help achieve Westminster’s shared vision.”