Mike Murphy promoted to interim city manager

Murphy, formerly an assistant city manager, has worked for the City since 1995

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Mike Murphy was named interim city manager in a closed Council session Tuesday.

Courtesy City of Charlottesville

In a closed session Tuesday, Charlottesville City Council tapped Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy to become interim city manager, replacing outgoing City Manager Maurice Jones.

Council decided in late May not to renew Jones’ contract, citing a need for “a fresh perspectives and a new direction.”

Murphy joined City staff in 1995 and was promoted to assistant city manager in 2015. This month, he has been briefing community members on the City’s preparation for demonstrations on Aug. 11 and 12, on the anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rallies last August.

This is a developing story.

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