Rod Affonso began his career with the City of Hayward in 1995 as a Laborer at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. After a year, Rod transferred to Streets Maintenance where he has worked ever since. In 2010, Rod was promoted to the Senior Maintenance Leader in the Traffic Program where he was involved in many Public Works projects and played a big role in the completion of signing and striping of the Route 238 Project. Rod became the Streets Maintenance Manager in September 2015.
Rod is an active partner in the Hayward community, and often works with Hayward residents and volunteer groups such as the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force, Adopt-a-Block Program, along with various other neighborhood volunteer groups.
As a maintenance employee, Rod served as a Union steward for SEIU 1021 Maintenance & Operations Unit for many years and eventually served as the union president for two years. Rod is currently a member of the San Francisco Chapter of Maintenance Superintends Association and the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program.
Rod grew up in the Bay Area; and was a member of the carpenters union for eight years. Rod’s outside work experience has made him a valued employee as Rod was often assigned job duties that required building or repairing of City maintained structures. Rod is married and the father of three daughters.