Charles P. “Chip” Boyles, II

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Chip Boyles

Charles P. "Chip" Boyles, II served as city manager for eight and a half months in 2021. He resigned on October 12, 2021, citing personal and professional attacks by Mayor Nikuyah Walker for a reason for leaving. Soon after, he was hired as the executive director of the George Washington Regional Commission in the Fredericksburg area. [1]

He previously served as Executive Director of Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC). [2] [3] [4]


Boyles’ previous positions include the Vice President of Programs and Administration for the East Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Redevelopment Authority, Director of the Office of Community Development for the City of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish Government, and Development Coordinator at the Lowcountry Council of Governments in South Carolina. Boyles was also city manager in Taneytown, Maryland, from 1995 to 2000. [5]

Boyles received a Master’s in Public Administration from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. [6]

Time as manager

Boyles' tenure as City Manager began on February 15, 2021. Four months in, he told the Daily Progress that it had been as positive experience so far and had developed a good working relationship with City Council. [7] However, his firing of Police Chief RaShall Brackney prompted a torrent of rage from Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker which resulted in his resignation. [citation needed]


  1. Web. Boyles accepts job in Fredericksburg, Ginny Bixby, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, October 27, 2021, retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. Web. Charlottesville City Council appoints new city manager, News Staff, News Article, CBS19, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 14, 2021, retrieved January 15, 2021.
  3. Web. Chip Boyles to serve as Charlottesville’s new city manager, Staff Reports, News Article, NBC29, January 14, 2021, retrieved February 6, 2021.
  4. Web. A longer look and listen: Charlottesville City Council hires regional administrator as next city manager, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions, January 15, 2021, retrieved May 24, 2021.
  5. Web., Maria Blackburn, News Article, Baltimore Sun, October 11, 2000, retrieved January 18, 2021.
  6. E-mail. Ryan Pace at, TJPDC. "Press Release: TJPDC Announces New Executive Director." Message to 24 March 2014.
  7. Web. Boyles reflects on first four months as Charlottesville city manager, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, retrieved July 1, 2021.

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