David Roderique has joined Buckeye, Phoenix’s westernmost suburb, as its new economic development director, bringing a background in strategic planning, analysis, marketing and implementation to his position.
Previously, Roderique served as president of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, as well as the general manager of Scottsdale’s Economic Vitality Department, according to a news announcement. He also worked for a real estate and economic consultancy.
Roderique, a Certified Economic Developer as accredited by the International Economic Development Council, has garnered several honors in his previous capacities, including “Economic Developer of the Year” and “Economic Organization of the Year” by the Arizona Association of Economic Development.
In addition to his planning and marketing acumen, Roderique is also well versed in predevelopment entitlement procedures such as zoning, rezoning and permitting.
“As the seventh fastest growing city with a population over 50,000, Mr. Roderique’s experience is a great fit to ensuring Buckeye’s growth is solid and strategic,” City Manager Roger Klingler said.
Roderique earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in geography and regional development from the University of Arizona. He resides in Scottsdale with his family.