Andy Rodriguez is a lifelong Saint Paul resident and a dedicated career employee of the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department. Growing up, he frequented Saint Paul recreation centers and parks and valued the mentorship of program staff as a source of support and guidance.
Andy’s career with the department began over 17 years ago as a community recreation leader. He has since held an array of program and management positions, including recreation program supervisor and Recreation Services Manager, and has been a dedicated member of the senior Parks and Recreation management team since 2019. After a community-led hiring process, Andy was appointed as Director by Mayor Melvin Carter in June 2022.
Andy’s notable career highlights include championing efforts to expand youth after-school programming in recreation centers, working to implement the City’s ‘Tech for All’ initiative, and working with community partners to create new park amenities and free and equitable programs across the city. Andy leads on a foundation of innovation, responsiveness, and equity to ensure that Saint Paul continues as one of the top park systems in the nation and is reflective of the needs of all communities throughout the city.
Andy is a proud Saint Paul Central High School graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Metro Urban Studies from Augsburg University. He lives in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul with his wife, Meghan, and three children.
The Saint Paul Parks Conservancy
is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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