Press release from City of Gainesville
The City of Gainesville welcomes Andrea Agha as its next assistant city manager; she begins in her new role August 30. Agha most recently served as the CEO for the Village of Key Biscayne and as the deputy town manager for the Town of Miami Lakes.
“I am very excited that Andrea is joining the City,” said Gainesville City Manager Lee Feldman. “Her knowledge of local government, coupled with her passion for public service, is a great addition to an already great team,” he said.
Agha assumes duties from Phil Mann who has served as interim assistant city manager since last fall. Her responsibilities include oversight of the City’s departments of Technology and Innovation; Transportation and Mobility; Public Works; and the Office of Capital Asset Planning and Economic Resilience.
“I am looking forward to getting started, meeting people and learning from them,” said Agha. “I want to help bring the City’s strategic vision to fruition for all neighbors,” she said.
Under her leadership at the Village of Key Biscayne, its available funding levels increased by approximately $122M through efforts including a voter-approved bond, billing for delinquent fees, renegotiation of a franchise agreement, correcting payroll reporting, and attaining legislative appropriations.
At the Town of Miami Lakes, she spearheaded the development of the town’s strategic plan and helped design and implement a series of infrastructure enhancements, including the town’s LED streetlight conversion project, canal stabilization project, stormwater and roadway improvements, and the construction of a Gold LEED-Certified, $4.45M facility.
Agha is a graduate of Boston University and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. She is an ICMA Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association, an Envision Sustainability Professional through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and is FEMA certified through the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).
Agha and husband Leslie Walker have two children, Seth and Satya.