Paul Oberdorfer was appointed Public Works Director for the city in February 2017 and promoted to Deputy City Manager in July 2019. He resignation to take a job as city manager of Piqua, Ohio. His announced last day was December 31, 2020. Oberdorfer received his Bachelors of Art in Management from the University of Malone, in Canton, Ohio.
Mr. Oberdorfer has worked in public service since 1991. Prior to began work with the City of Charlottesville on February 21, 2017, he was the Director of Public Service for the City of Green, Ohio having previously been Deputy Director. In January 2017, Charlottesville's City Manager Maurice Jones named Mr. Oberdorfer as Director of Public Works Oberdorfer replaced Judith Mueller, who retired after 31 years with the City. Ms. Mueller’s announced final day was February 17, 2017.
- Upon Ms. Mueller’s retirement announcement, City Manager Maurice Jones restructured the existing Public Works Department, separating Public Utilities and Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) into standalone departments rather than divisions of Public Works. Public Utilities Director Lauren Hildebrand and CAT Director John Jones would continue to oversee those operations.
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