New Assistant City Manager is Named
Written by Dan Fischer on August 5, 2019
Dr. Martin D. Moore, Batavia’s City Manager, announces his appointment of Rachael Tabelski to the position of Assistant City Manager. Tabelski was selected following an extensive candidate search.
“I believe that Rachael has the unique skills and leadership qualities we need in the City of Batavia to advance our mission and strategic priorities. She will be responsible for different projects and issue areas in the City including: administrative services, organizational risk management, organizational values, community & neighborhood development, public relations, information technology and implementation of the new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. She will also be assisting with the annual budgeting preparation,” said Moore.
The Director of Economic Development for the Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) for the past year, Rachael Tabelski has held executive government positions in Genesee County since obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport in 2008. Her professional roles have included Legislative Assistant to Assemblyman Steve Hawley, elected Councilwoman in the Town of Bergen, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC), as well as her current position with the BDC.
“Rachael has a thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques used in government, economic development, community development, planning, marketing and communications,” added Moore. “She has experience in municipal budgeting, grants, organizational culture and policy development—all of which will be extremely helpful as we work together to move Batavia forward.”
Tabelski has volunteered for multiple local community boards and various fundraisers over the years including Genesee County Cancer Assistance, Vibrant Batavia, City of Batavia Planning & Development Committee, City of Batavia Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Batavia Business Improvement Business Development Committee and Batavia Kiwanis Club. She is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Genesee. She has received numerous awards for her work at the GCEDC for her efforts in marketing and communication.
Tabelski lives in the City of Batavia with her husband, Adam, and their two children, Adrian and Anna. When Rachael steps into the role of Assistant City Manager on August 12, 2019, Adam will step down from his position as an At-Large Member of City Council.