Charlotte Incoming City Manager

Kate Luck

Marcus D. Jones announced as new Charlotte City Manager


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2016) — Members of the Charlotte City Council voted Wednesday evening in open session to select Marcus D. Jones as the next city manager of the City of Charlotte.


"I am honored to work with residents, staff and Council as the new city manager of Charlotte," said Jones. "Charlotte is a growing, diverse and innovative city with a thriving future. I look forward to working in partnership with residents, the business community and city staff.  We will develop and create priorities that align with the city's vision for the future."


Jones is currently 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.


“The city should be very pleased with the mayor and city council’s decision to hire Marcus,” Interim City Manager Ron Kimble said. “His experience in solid fiscal management, economic development and commitment to community engagement makes me confident the city will be in excellent hands with him. I feel proud to leave him with the most competent and dedicated city employees in local government,” Kimble said.


“The council and I look forward to working with Marcus in making Charlotte a 21st century city where opportunity is open to all,” Mayor Jennifer Roberts said. “We have a lot of great work to do as a growing, innovative city, and it is clear from Marcus’ track record and references that he is ready to roll up his sleeves and hit the ground running.”


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.


The city solicited input from the community, received 33 applications for the city manager position and interviewed six candidates before selecting Jones.


Jones will earn $300,000 annually and $29,000 in deferred compensation. His start date is Dec. 1.