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Rochester Names Next City Manager
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Blaine Cox will be the next Rochester city manager. For the past eight years, Cox has served as deputy city manager and director of finance and administration. He will succeed city manager Dan Fitzpatrick upon his retirement in June.

"Blaine has been a fantastic resource for our community and I have no doubt that he is the right person to continue to guide the city forward," Mayor Caroline McCarley says. "The relationships he's built throughout Rochester will no doubt serve him well and allow him to make an immediate positive impact."

In his current role, Cox has overseen the city's capital, operating, revenue and capital debt budgets, and coordinated the city council's budget development process. He has also served as a direct adviser to the city council and utility advisory board.

"I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue my work here in Rochester, and I want to thank Dan Fitzpatrick for giving me the opportunity to be a fully engaged partner throughout his tenure as city manager," Cox says. "I look forward to working with the mayor and city council and collaborating with our talented city staff to provide residents with the best possible municipal services."

Cox is one of just 14 International City and County Management Association members in New Hampshire to earn the ICMA's Credentialed Manager designation. He also serves as the treasurer of the Rochester Rotary Club and has worked as an adjunct professor in the education department at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire.

Prior to joining the City of Rochester, Cox served as the business administrator for the Oyster River Cooperative School District, as the Epping town administrator, and as the properties manager for UNH.

Cox will assume his new role on July 1.

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