St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has named a new city development administrator. Alan Delisle will report directly to the city administrator and the mayor. He will oversee the development, implementation and administrations of city planning, zoning, licensing, inspection, urban redevelopment and economic and business development.
“I am excited to have Alan DeLisle joining our leadership team at the City. He’s coming to St. Petersburg at an incredibly important time in our city’s history. We are growing in new and exciting – and often unanticipated – ways, and I know that Alan’s experience and leadership will be invaluable as the Sunshine City continues on its upward trajectory,” Kriseman said of the new hire.
Other duties of the job include property acquisition and disposition, maintaining downtown and waterfront enterprise facilities, parking, transportation, real estate and property management.
Rick Mussett who worked for the city for thirty years previously held the position. Prior to retiring in March, Mussett was the city’s main go-between during negotiations with the Rays on a new stadium and the franchise’s future in St. Pete. The job is currently being filled by an interim administrator, Dave Metz.
DeLisle formerly worked as the executive director of the Louisville Downtown Partnership. He resigned from that post last year.
“I am so appreciative of the opportunity to work for and with the Mayor’s energy, leadership and vision, the professionalism of the city’s team and the creativity and passion of St. Petersburg,” DeLisle said. “I am very impressed with the economic development foundation of the community and can’t wait to contribute to its bright future.”
DeLisle will earn $140,000 per year plus benefits working for the city.