Frank Rodriguez is currently the CEO of Equitable Cities, a firm focused on addressing the widening gap in income and equity that is undermining cities’ social fabric. Equitable Cities provides data, information, and advocacy to ensure that all city residents realize greater health, social stability, and a sustainable income. Previously, Mr. Rodriguez was a Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor for the City of Austin from 2015 to 2017. In this capacity, he advised the Mayor in areas of equity, music and culture, the City budget, utilities, and other policy areas. Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Mr. Rodriguez was the Executive Director of the Latino HealthCare Forum (LHCF), a Central Texas 501c3 nonprofit. The LHCF promotes the health and well being of ethnically diverse communities by focusing on health promotion and conducting intervention services in accessing healthcare services. 

Mr. Rodriguez served eight years as a founding Board member from 2004 until 2012 on the Board of Managers of Central Health and served as Treasurer and Vice-Chair for his last two years. Central Health is a taxing public agency that serves the indigent health care needs of Travis County. 

Mr. Rodriguez is a former business owner for a firm specializing in financial and business planning for both the private and public sector. Mr. Rodriguez has over 25 years of experience in business and project management, finance, economic analysis, business and market planning, and policy and operational analysis. He started his public service career in San Antonio, working for the City of San Antonio in the City Manager’s office after completing the Urban Studies Program at Trinity University. He was a former Budget Director for the City of Austin and Assistant City Manager overseeing the City of Austin’s operating budget of over $700 million and capital improvement program of over $900 million. Mr. Rodriguez currently serves as Chair of EQ Austin, a nonprofit that serves to provide access for Austin’s underrepresented musicians and music genres. He formerly was the Vice-Chair of the SIMS Foundation and Chair of the City of Austin’s Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Advisory Commission. He has served as Board Member of the Sendero Medicaid HMO, Vice-Chair of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Commission, Chair of the Travis County Appraisal Review Board, Board Member of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board President for the Mexic-Arte Museum, and President of the Johnson City I.S.D., as well as being involved in other civic and professional organizations.