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Longtime City Manager Rob Jensen retires

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen was highly praised June 20 by City Council members at his last Roseville City Council meeting in that position. His last day on the job was June 29.

City leaders commended Jensen’s 28-year tenure with the city of Roseville while highlighting his many achievements.  

Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan presented Jensen with a plaque marking his accomplishments.

“Rob should be commended for all that he has done for this city and this community,” Rohan said. “We wish him a long, happy and enjoyable retirement. I’m glad that you plan on staying in town.”

Jensen started working with the city in 1990 as an assistant engineer plan-checking for new development. He was promoted as the city’s senior civil engineer in 1997 and became the public works director in 2002. Jensen was named assistant city manager In 2011 and

named city manager in 2016.   

“We have the best team in the state right here in Roseville,” Jensen said addressing the council June 20. “And it’s been a wonderful career. I want everyone to know that the best of Roseville still lies ahead.”

According to Jensen, a proud moment was when Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) gave the city of Roseville a Class 1 rating.

“We are the only class one rated city in the entire country. The government gives these ratings based on efforts made to minimize flood impacts and increase public safety,” Jensen said. “As a result, the city and the residents of Roseville who are required to buy flood insurance automatically are granted a 45-percent reduction in costs.”

Councilman Scott Alvord told Gold Country Media was impressed with Jensen’s reputation.

“I had heard about Rob for many years but never really got to know him well until after I was elected and started having weekly one-on-one meetings with him,” Alvord said. “I quickly came to the conclusion that the rumors about how he was highly ethical, transparent and an all-around nice guy, were all true. He loves this community and plans to stay involved. He'll always be on my list of people to contact if I want an expert opinion or experienced viewpoint.”  

Interim City Manager Dominick “Dom” Casey calls Jensen a great leader for the city.

“He has been a real advocate for the community and a mentor to staff throughout his career,” Casey said. “His leadership and influence will be greatly missed but his legacy will remain.”

Jensen plans on spending his retirement with his family.

“My mother lives in Reno and my daughter is getting her Ph.D in Santa Barbara,” Jensen said. “Spending time with both is a priority.”