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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 6, 2016) – Charlotte City Council has named Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble as Interim City Manager effective July 1, 2016.
“I am honored to serve in the interim role,” said Kimble. “I am strongly committed to this City that I love and call home. I want the transition to the next City Manager to be as smooth as possible.”
Current City Manager Ron Carlee notified the City Council in February that he would not seek an extension of his employment agreement, which expired on March 31. Carlee agreed, however, to remain through June in order to complete the City’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. On May 25, the City Council approved the outline of the budget, which will be formally adopted on June 13.
“We appreciate Mr. Carlee providing continuity through the budget process and his many accomplishments over the past three years,” said Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts. “The appointment of Mr. Kimble as Interim City Manager will provide a seamless transition as the City Council completes the recruitment for City Manager,” she added.
“Ron Kimble and I have worked closely as a team and he will be able to maintain continuity in City leadership without missing a beat,” said Carlee. “He has my full support and I will be available to help him however he may need.”
Kimble has served as deputy city manager since 2007 and previously served as city manager in Greenville, NC.
To schedule interviews with City Manager Ron Carlee and Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble, please contact Traci Ethridge at 980-253-2580.
Ron Kimble Bio
Letter from Ron Carlee
City Manager Recruitment Process
The city has retained the services of Ralph Andersen & Associates to assist with the recruitment and selection of the next city manager. Applications will be accepted through July 8, with recommendations on candidates for City Council to interview expected mid-July.