Cole Hendrix

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Cole Hendrix served as Charlottesville's City Manager for 25 years, from 1971 to 1996[1]. Hendrix also served as the interim director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority from March 2001 to October 2001[citation needed]. Cole Hendrix is the recipient of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Paul Goodloe McIntire citizenship award. [2].

Role in Downtown Pedestrian Mall construction

The "perennially calm, pipe-smoking Charlottesville city manager[3]" heavily pushed the development of a downtown pedestrian mall on Main Street. The Daily Progress reported that while there was significant opposition to the mall project, Hendrix said "I think that based on what I see now, that in 10 years the people will look back and see the Mall as one of the best accomplishments of the city since the end of World War II." He believed the mall was a key to stopping the city's economic decline[3].

Other influences

Hendrix was involved with the creation of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and Rivanna Solid Waste Authority. During his time as city manager, he was influential in the revenue-sharing agreement between the city and Albemarle County, and a cooperation agreement between city, county and University of Virginia. Across the region, he served has an interim town manager in Orange, manager of the Rivanna authorities, and associate vice president for community relations at the UVa Health Sciences Center.[4].

In 2013, he was awarded the Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. [5] [6]

He was also a member of the Albemarle County Citizens Resource Advisory Committee. [7]

References

  1. Yellig, John. "Downtown Mall: Charlottesville’s public square." Charlottesville Daily Progress. Charlottesville Daily Progress, 25 June 2006. Web. 17 June 2009. <http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/downtown_mall_charlottesvilles_public_square/6639/>.
  2. McKenzie, Bryan. "Chamber to honor former city manager" Charlottesville Daily Progress. Charlottesville Daily Progress, 1 November 2013. Web. 1 November 2013. <http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/influential-city-manager-hendrix-to-receive-mcintire-citizenship-award/article_d5a307a6-4298-11e3-a910-001a4bcf6878.html>.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Print: Physical Growth, Social Strain Mark City's Year, Peter Bacque, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises January 4, 1976, Page D1.
  4. McKenzie, Bryan. "Chamber to honor former city manager" Charlottesville Daily Progress. Charlottesville Daily Progress, 1 November 2013. Web. 1 November 2013. <http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/influential-city-manager-hendrix-to-receive-mcintire-citizenship-award/article_d5a307a6-4298-11e3-a910-001a4bcf6878.html>.
  5. Web. Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, retrieved October 12, 2015.
  6. Web. Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award, Website, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, retrieved November 13, 2017.
  7. Web. Citizens Resource Advisory Committee, Website, Albemarle County, retrieved November 13, 2017.