Alex Almodóvar started at the City of Acworth as the Assistant to the City Manager in March 2019. In October 2021, Mr. Almodovar was officially appointed as the City’s Economic Development Manager responsible for planning, coordinating, recommending and implementing the strategies, activities, and operations of the City’s Economic Development department. Mr. Almodovar is originally from Puerto Rico and comes from an Air Force Family. Prior to working for the City of Acworth, Mr. Almodovar served in the Community Development Department at the City of Powder Springs for two years as a Special Projects Coordinator for Planning and Development. Mr. Almodovar earned a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree in Sport Management and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Kennesaw State University. As a student, Mr. Almodovar worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character at Kennesaw State University, as well as, the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves in their Event Marketing and Promotions departments. Mr. Almodovar is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor’s Society for Public Administration, a trustee at the Air Force Sergeants Association (Chapter 452) and has graduated from the 2020-2021 Cobb Chamber’s Next Generation Mentoring Program. He is also a member of the Georgia Economic Developer’s Association (GEDA) and is a GSWCC Level II Certified Plan Reviewer. In his spare time, Mr. Almodovar enjoys playing sports, traveling, and spending time with family.