|SARASOTA COUNTY – Evelio (Dan) Rodriguez has been selected as the new director of Sarasota County General Services. Rodriguez will move into the position April 8 and will work closely with the retiring director, Jeff Lowdermilk, to ensure a seamless transition. Lowdermilk has been with the county since 2015 and will retire in June.
|Rodriguez started with the county in 2021 as a senior manager in the General Services department. Prior to joining the county, Rodriguez was a Department of Defense contractor, and he also served in the U.S. Army for 26 years, where he developed a strong foundation in logistics and operations management. Rodriguez is a Legion of Merit and multi–Bronze Star recipient for exemplary service and actions taken.
”Dan is an exceptional public servant and has demonstrated remarkable leadership and expertise in logistics and maintenance operations during his time with the county,” said County Administrator Jonathan Lewis. “Dan is the perfect person to continue our strategic mission of increasing cost savings, efficiency and sustainability at county facilities and through county services.”
|Originally from Chicago, Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology and is close to completing his master’s degree in business administration. He and his wife have two daughters and are celebrating 29 years of marriage.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the next General Services Director and look forward to working with the talented team here,” said Rodriguez. “I have loved working with Sarasota County and Jeff. He has been a great coach, leader, and mentor, and I will continue our mission of providing high-quality services.”
The General Services Department is responsible for a wide range of services, including building maintenance and fleet management. As the new director, Rodriguez will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department, as well as developing and implementing long-term strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.For more information visit scgov.net or call 311.