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Jodi Royal-Goodwin stepped up as Interim Director of Community Development for the Department of Community Development for the City of Muscatine following the retirement of Dave Gobin from that post. Along with assuming her new role, Royal-Goodwin will also continue to oversee the housing department.
Royal-Goodwin has served as the City of Muscatine Director of Housing for the past three and a half years. “I have always looked for ways the housing department can interact with other city departments,” Royal-Goodwin said. “Putting the community development and housing resources together for the rental housing aspect is just a natural.” Though overseeing two departments presents a challenge, Royal-Goodwin looks forward to it. “I really like to look at things from the big picture,” Royal-Goodwin said. “It is not this piece or that piece. It is how they all fit together, and community development really does that.”
As Royal-Goodwin takes up her dual roles, she will keep her staff, offering them support, and helping them see big picture changes without dramatically altering how they do their job. “I told the staff in community development that it is really about them doing their job and me taking care of the other pieces,” Royal-Goodwin said.
With her expanded role for the City of Muscatine, Royal-Goodwin looks forward to the opportunities available to her. Specifically, she relishes the opportunity to develop the relationship between the city and its’ customers, utilizing the skills of the Community Development staff while working alongside the businesses and residents of Muscatine, and growing the vision for the future of the community.

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