Truro City Council appoints new permanent Town Clerk

Truro City Council has appointed David Rodda MBE as the new permanent Town Clerk for Truro.

David, previously the Interim Town Clerk, was appointed to the permanent role following a robust recruitment process which attracted applications from a number of high-quality candidates from across the UK.

The City Council had been without a permanent Town Clerk for several months before David was appointed as the Interim Clerk at the beginning of March. Since then he has been working with Councillors, members of the management team and partners to progress key development projects and ensure that the City Council continues to deliver high quality services to the local community.

Announcing the appointment Mayor Carol Swain said “ I am absolutely delighted that our Interim Town Clerk David Rodda has accepted the offer of the permanent position of Town Clerk. “

“Like other councils we have faced a number of significant challenges and we are looking forward to working with David and our Deputy Clerk Esther Greig, who was appointed earlier this year, to address these and help the City Council to continue to move forward over the coming months “.

David has over 20 years’ experience of economic development, grant delivery and town regeneration in Cornwall.  Before joining the City Council as Interim Town Clerk, he was the Economic Growth Manager for Cornwall Council. Part of this role involved working with towns to revitalise their town centres and he is looking forward to using his skills and experience in place shaping and economic regeneration in Truro.

“I would like to thank the Councillors of Truro City Council for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to working with them and the staff to deliver the range of services and projects they have planned for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors to Truro “ said Mr Rodda.

“During my time as Interim Clerk I have been very impressed by the commitment of councillors and council staff to Truro.  This is a key moment for our city with a number of major projects coming to fruition over the coming months.  At the same time we are continuing to face some significant financial challenges.  I am very excited by the opportunity to play my part in supporting the Council to lead the regeneration of the city and ensure that the benefits are delivered in all our communities – not just the city centre.

“The aim of the City Council is to make Truro a “Great Little City” for everyone for lives, works, and visits here. To achieve this we need to have a “Great City Council” which is delivering the high quality services that people and businesses want at the same time as providing great value for money.  I am looking forward to working with councillors, staff and all our partners to deliver our ambitious aim and ensure that we have a city and a council that everyone is proud of “

For further information or interview requests please contact Trisha Hewitt at or phone 07946654121.


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