The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Charlottesville 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.
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The city manager form of government dates back to September 1, 1922. Three councilors were elected that year followed by two more in 1923.  Prior to that, Charlottesville had a strong-mayor form of government with a bicameral legislature consisting of a Board of Alderman and a Common Council. 
2010 Search for a new manager
Gary O'Connell stepped down as city manager in April 2010. 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.
Former City Managers
- Print: McCue Bill Would Alter Election of Councilmen, Don Devore, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 23, 1960, Page .
- Print: Burrows Proposes New Bill for Vote on Annexation, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family February , 1960, Page .
- Web. New C'Ville City Manager Picked, NBC 29, retrieved November 23, 2010.