Dominick Casey is new Roseville city managerBy: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
Roseville has a new city manager as Interim City Manager Dominick Casey was notified Monday morning that City Council appointed him as city manager.
Casey served as interim city manager since April 15, following the retirement of longtime city manager Rob Jensen.
After serving 10 years in civil management positions at Henderson, Nevada, Casey moved to Roseville in 2011 when he was hired as Roseville’s director of parks, recreation and libraries.
In early 2016, Casey was appointed by council as assistant city manager, where he oversaw the police, fire, public works, and parks and recreation departments and the city’s libraries.
City Councilman Scott Alvord praised Casey in becoming Roseville’s new city manager.
“When there's such a large percentage of highly-experienced employees that are eligible to retire anytime they want, making the wrong choice can cause a tsunami of experience to leave us,” Alvord said. “(But with Dom), Roseville is in good hands.”
One of those highly-experienced employees, Casey's predecesor, Rob Jensen, applauded the council's decision.
“I’m thrilled with the council’s decision,” Jensen said. “Dom is well respected within the organization and will always put the community’s values at the forefront in guiding the city. Our residents and businesses are fortunate to have him as our city manager.”
Casey oversees a city budget of nearly half a billion dollars. Additionally, he oversees a General Fund budget of $139 million with 1,060 employees in 14 departments. Roseville, being a full-service city, owns its own utility company.
Roseville Vice-Mayor Bonnie Gore also likes the decision.
“The council is very pleased to appoint Dominic Casey as our next city manager,” Gore said. “He is a visionary, a problem-solver and well-respected by staff and community leaders. He will work not only to insure Roseville‘s interests are well represented but also work with local jurisdictions to help address regional issues that are of concern to the cities and county. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.”
Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan shared similar comments.
“Dom shined amongst very impressive competition,” Rohan said. “His collaborative nature, grip on finances and operations, and vision for Roseville has earned him our trust.”
Casey spoke about his new position.
“The first reaction I had was excitement,” Casey said. “It’s a big job that requires significant commitment and resolve. I understand that and I am committed to it.”
When asked about the challenges he will face, Casey highlighted new consumer habits.
“I think the two most significant that are both critical and timely are the fiscal situation and impending retirements,” Casey said. “The shifts in consumer habits in conjunction with increasing expenses is putting our quality of life at risk.”
The biggest rewards from the job, Casey said, are making an impact on the residents.
“We get the opportunity to make people’s lives better every day,” Casey said. “This is the greatest benefit of the job.”
“I chose to move here to raise my family here because I love Roseville,” Casey said. “The people set Roseville apart. They care and are willing to act and invest their time and talents to help others.”