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The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City and is responsible for implementing City Council's policies and priorities. Maurice Jones was elevated to the position on December 3, 2010 after serving as both acting city manager and assistant city manager.
Search for a new manager
Gary O'Connell stepped down as city manager in April 20101. After a search, three finalists were named including Jones. The other two candidates are East Providence Rhode Island City Manager Richard Brown and Columbia Missouri Assistant City Manager Paula Hertwig Hopkins.