|Preceded by||Gary O'Connell|
|Succeeded by||Mike Murphy (interim)|
|Succeeded by||Tarron Richardson|
Maurice Jones served as Charlottesville's official city manager from December 6, 2010 to July 31, 2018.   The Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011) appointed Jones as the Charlottesville City Manager on December 6, 2010.
On May 25, 2018, the Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019) opted not to renew his contract when it was set to end in December 2018. Jones was soon hired as Town Manager for Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He had previously been serving as the acting city manager since April 12, 2010 following the resignation of Gary O'Connell.
Maurice Jones was appointed as Acting City Manager, effective April 13, 2010, by a Resolution of the Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011) approved on February 16, 2010. The Acting City Manager is authorized to take all actions and to assume all duties and responsibilities normally required of the City Manager for the City of Charlottesville.
As part of his contract, Jones initially made $170,000 a year. He was also eligible for a no-interest loan of a down payment for a home within Charlottesville city limits.
In April 2014, the Charlottesville City Council (2014-2015) raised his salary to $180,415 beginning on July 1, 2014 and voted to tie his salary increases to the same cost-of-living increase as other city employees. 
In September 2013, Charlottesville City Council (2012-2013) was set to hear details of a potential $17,000 bonus on top of Jones' salary. Jones has proposed helping communication between the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Public Housing Association of Residents. 
In late December, Jones had to ask for an extension of a requirement he move into the City of Charlottesville by the end of 2011. Charlottesville City Council (2012-2013) agreed to extend that deadline to the end of September 2012.  Jones currently lives in Earlysville, which is in Albemarle County. Jones met the Septmeber 1, 2012 deadline just in time by purchasing a house in the Greenbrier neighborhood, but he will retain ownership of his Earlysville home for the time being. 
Jones was born at the Dewitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia. He grew up in Dale City, Va.
- 1992 - Jones graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor's degree in communications.
- 1993 - Hired as a sportscaster for local NBC29 televison station.
- 1999 - Hired by the City of Charlottesville to serve as Director of Communications.
- 2005 - Jones took a position at the Miller Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs where he worked closely with the center’s director, former Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles.
- 2008 - Returned to the city in February to become Assistant City Manager.
- 2010 - On December 6, the Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011) appointed Jones as the Charlottesville City Manager.
- 2011 – Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011) approves a $113,000 loan to Jones to help finance a down payment on a new house in Charlottesville and pay the mortgage on a home in Albemarle County he was having trouble selling after he was appointed city manager in December 2010. He paid back about $32,000.
- 2014 - Jones received $137,000 in tuition reimbursement from the City of Charlottesville for an MBA program at the Darden School of Business at UVa, according to financial records.
- 2017 - In the fallout of the 2017 Unite the Right rally, the City Council announced it would not renew his contract. 
- 2018 - North Carolinia's Chapel Hill Town Council announced the appointment of Maurice Jones as the new town manager on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
- 2018 – On August 6, Mayor Nikuyah Walker announced that under the terms of his contract, Jones won’t be required to pay back the remaining $80,667 loan.
- 2018 - Become the manager of Chapel Hill, North Carolina on September 2, 2018.
From February of 2008 to April of 2010 Jones served as Assistant City Manager. Charged with leading the City’s community relations efforts, Jones served as the primary staff contact on the City’s Dialogue on Race initiative; worked with then Police Chief Timothy Longo, to establish the Citizens Advisory Panel; managed the City’s Quality of Service and Efficiency Study; and worked with neighborhood associations and residents on variety of community issues.
Jones and his wife, Michele, have five children 
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