The Badalona City Council (Barcelonès Nord) has incorporated the figure of a manager into its structure, with the aim of transforming it into a more modern and agile administration, to provide better service to residents. The new manager, who has passed the selection process for this job, is Jofre Clofent Calsapeu, a Law graduate and expert in public procurement, who until now worked at the Premià de Mar City Council, where he has left very good feelings, according to government sources.

The mayor of Badalona stressed that the incorporation of the manager “is a very important step in the measures that the municipal government is taking to modernize the structure and operation of the City Council of the third city of Catalonia.” Garcia Albiol added that “it could not be that an administration with more than a thousand workers did not have someone responsible to ensure that the City Council is agile in providing services to citizens.” “The trust that the neighbors have given us, with an absolute majority, allows us to overcome the political instability that Badalona has suffered in recent years and carry out the incorporation of this key figure in the administration,” said the mayor.

Xavier Garcia Albiol assured that in a few weeks the first improvements will be seen, given that the new manager had already worked for years at the City Council and has the advantage of knowing first-hand its internal functioning.

The Human Resources Councilor and the deputy mayors of the municipal government were present at the signing ceremony for the new manager of the Badalona City Council.

Jofre Clofent Calsapeu has a Law degree from the University of Barcelona and a career civil servant in the Local Administration. Throughout his professional career he has been a lawyer for the Administrative Contracting Advisory Board of the Generalitat of Catalonia and head of the Contracting service of the Premià de Mar City Council (2007-2020) and Badalona (2020-2022). He has also developed professional responsibilities with the regional councils of Osona or Maresme, and the City Council of Molins de Rei, Masnou or Alella.

He teaches public procurement for the Municipal Assistance Service of the Provincial Council of Tarragona, the Catalan Association of Municipalities and Counties, the School of Public Administration of Catalonia or in the Master of Advanced Public Procurement at the University of Barcelona.

Before joining the Badalona City Council, he was general secretary and head of Administrative Quality of the Premià de Mar City Council. In that Maresme city council, the mayor, Rafa Navarro, regretted his departure: “it is as if Premià were a team of the second division and Barça came to sign their star forward.” De Clofent highlights his professionalism “with a brutal legal theoretical base” and a great “ability to find imaginative solutions.”