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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2016) — After a national search, Marcus D. Jones was sworn in Thursday as the next city manager of the City of Charlotte.
“We’re confident in the next city manager and I, as well as the entire team, are ready to support him as we build a stronger and more inclusive Charlotte,” said Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble.
“As I step into the role as the city manager of this great city, I am excited to get to know the dedicated city employees we have serving Charlotte and those who live here,” Jones said.
Jones was sworn in during a private ceremony with his family. He came to Charlotte after serving as the city manager in Norfolk, Va., a position he has held since 2011. Prior to that, Jones was the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Finance and Administration for the city of Richmond, Va., and Assistant City Manager for Norfolk.
“Charlotte is a wonderful place and I’m proud to call it my home,” said Jones. “I’m looking forward to working with the city council to drive their priorities as we continue building our community.”
Jones plans to work with the philanthropic, business and faith-based communities as well as elected officials at the state and local levels.
“By strengthening these partnerships, we can work together to create a city supportive of all community members,” he said.
Jones has more than 23 years of public service including serving as Deputy Secretary of Finance for two governors in Virginia. Jones received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from James Madison University and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.