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[[image: Maurice Jones.jpg‎|thumb|right|Maurice Jones]]{{Infobox Officeholder|Name=Maurice Jones|Office=[[City Manager]] <br/>[[City of Charlottesville]]
 
[[image: Maurice Jones.jpg‎|thumb|right|Maurice Jones]]{{Infobox Officeholder|Name=Maurice Jones|Office=[[City Manager]] <br/>[[City of Charlottesville]]
2010-2018|preceded1=Gary O'Connell|succeeded1=Mike Murphy (interim)|succeeded2=Tarron Richardson}}
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2010-2018|preceded1=Gary O'Connell|succeeded1=Mike Murphy (interim)|succeeded2=Tarron Richardson|Photo=Maurice Jones.jpg}}
'''Maurice Jones''' served as [[Charlottesville]]'s official [[City Manager|city manager]] from December 6, 2010 to July 31, 2018. <ref>{{cite-hook|title=More Mo: Jones in as city manager|url=http://www.readthehook.com/65908/more-mo-jones-city-manager|author=Lisa Provence|pageno=|printno=|printdate=December 9, 2018|publishdate=December 3, 2018|accessdate=May 25, 2018}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title=Murphy named interim city manager|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/murphy-named-interim-city-manager/article_5f88d51c-94e8-11e8-bf98-9fca908ec75c.html|author=Bryan McKenzie|work=News Article|publisher=Daily Progress|location=|publishdate=July 31, 2018|accessdate=August 1, 2018}}</ref> The [[2010-2011 City Council]] appointed Jones as the [[Charlottesville City Manager]] on [[December 6]], [[2010]].
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'''Maurice Jones''' served as [[Charlottesville]]'s official [[City Manager|city manager]] from December 6, 2010 to July 31, 2018. <ref>{{cite-hook|title=More Mo: Jones in as city manager|url=http://www.readthehook.com/65908/more-mo-jones-city-manager|author=Lisa Provence|pageno=|printno=|printdate=December 9, 2018|publishdate=December 3, 2018|accessdate=May 25, 2018}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title=Murphy named interim city manager|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/murphy-named-interim-city-manager/article_5f88d51c-94e8-11e8-bf98-9fca908ec75c.html|author=Bryan McKenzie|work=News Article|publisher=Daily Progress|location=|publishdate=July 31, 2018|accessdate=August 1, 2018}}</ref> The [[Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011)]] appointed Jones as the [[Charlottesville City Manager]] on [[December 6]], [[2010]].
  
On May 25, [[2018]], The [[2017-2018 City Council]] opted not to renew his contract when it was set to end in December 2018.<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Charlottesville will not renew City Manager Maurice Jones' contract|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/charlottesville-will-not-renew-city-manager-maurice-jones-contract/article_da713edc-604e-11e8-a0cf-a39d0249f3c3.html|author=Staff reports|pageno=|printdate=May 25, 2018|publishdate=May 25, 2018|accessdate=May 25, 2018}}</ref> Jones was soon hired as [https://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/town-manager/contact-us Town Manager for Chapel Hill, North Carolina].   
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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.<ref name=":0">{{cite-progress|title=Charlottesville will not renew City Manager Maurice Jones' contract|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/charlottesville-will-not-renew-city-manager-maurice-jones-contract/article_da713edc-604e-11e8-a0cf-a39d0249f3c3.html|author=Staff reports|pageno=|printdate=May 25, 2018|publishdate=May 25, 2018|accessdate=May 25, 2018}}</ref> Jones was soon hired as [https://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/town-manager/contact-us 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]].  
 
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 City Council 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.<ref>http://weblink.charlottesville.org/Public/0/edoc/734729/20100216Feb16.pdf page 6 of 9</ref>
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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.<ref>http://weblink.charlottesville.org/Public/0/edoc/734729/20100216Feb16.pdf page 6 of 9</ref>
  
Jones was one of three finalists in a bid to become the permanent city manager later that year. <ref name="NBC">{{cite web|title=New C'Ville City Manager Picked|url=http://www.nbc29.com/story/13555944/new-charlottesville-city-manager-picked|author=|work=|publisher=NBC 29|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=November 23, 2010}}</ref> His selection was a unanimous choice by [[City Council]].  
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Jones was one of three finalists in a bid to become the permanent city manager later that year. <ref name="NBC">{{cite web|title=New C'Ville City Manager Picked|url=http://www.nbc29.com/story/13555944/new-charlottesville-city-manager-picked|author=|work=|publisher=NBC 29|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=November 23, 2010}}</ref> His selection was a unanimous choice by the [[Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011)]].  
  
 
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.<ref name="official" />  
 
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.<ref name="official" />  
  
In April 2014, [[City Council]] 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. <ref name="salary">{{cite-progress|title=Salaries for municipal managers vary widely|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/salaries-for-municipal-managers-vary-widely/article_e924d920-ce4e-11e3-863a-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Michael L. Owens|pageno=|printdate=April 28, 2014|publishdate=April 27, 2014|accessdate=April 28, 2014|cturl=}}</ref>
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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. <ref name="salary">{{cite-progress|title=Salaries for municipal managers vary widely|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/salaries-for-municipal-managers-vary-widely/article_e924d920-ce4e-11e3-863a-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Michael L. Owens|pageno=|printdate=April 28, 2014|publishdate=April 27, 2014|accessdate=April 28, 2014|cturl=}}</ref>
  
 
==Stretch objectives==
 
==Stretch objectives==
In September 2013, Council 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]]. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Housing issues prominent in city manager's 'stretch' goals|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/housing-issues-prominent-in-city-manager-s-stretch-goals/article_2f9a5b26-1411-11e3-a42a-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=September 2, 2013|publishdate=September 2, 2013|accessdate=September 3, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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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]]. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Housing issues prominent in city manager's 'stretch' goals|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/housing-issues-prominent-in-city-manager-s-stretch-goals/article_2f9a5b26-1411-11e3-a42a-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=September 2, 2013|publishdate=September 2, 2013|accessdate=September 3, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
  
 
==Residence==
 
==Residence==
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. Council agreed to extend that deadline to the end of September 2012. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Council gives manager another 9 months to move into city|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/dec/19/council-gives-manager-another-9-months-move-city-ar-1555841/|author=Graham Moomaw|pageno=|printdate=December 19, 2011|publishdate=|accessdate=December 20, 2011|cturl=}}</ref> Jones currently lives in [[Earlysville]], which is in [[Albemarle County]].<ref name="ct-bio">{{cite web|title=Meet Your Government: Maurice Jones|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/5956-meet-your-government-maurice-jones/|author=Kurt Walters|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=December 21, 2011|accessdate=December 22, 2011}}</ref> 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. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Jones making move to the city, just in time|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/sep/01/jones-making-move-city-just-time-ar-2171616/|author=Graham Moomaw|pageno=|printdate=September 1, 2012|publishdate=September 1, 2012|accessdate=September 10, 2012|cturl=}}</ref>
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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. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Council gives manager another 9 months to move into city|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/dec/19/council-gives-manager-another-9-months-move-city-ar-1555841/|author=Graham Moomaw|pageno=|printdate=December 19, 2011|publishdate=|accessdate=December 20, 2011|cturl=}}</ref> Jones currently lives in [[Earlysville]], which is in [[Albemarle County]].<ref name="ct-bio">{{cite web|title=Meet Your Government: Maurice Jones|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/5956-meet-your-government-maurice-jones/|author=Kurt Walters|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=December 21, 2011|accessdate=December 22, 2011}}</ref> 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. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Jones making move to the city, just in time|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/sep/01/jones-making-move-city-just-time-ar-2171616/|author=Graham Moomaw|pageno=|printdate=September 1, 2012|publishdate=September 1, 2012|accessdate=September 10, 2012|cturl=}}</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Jones was born at the Dewitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia. He grew up in Dale City, Va.<ref name="ct-bio" />
 
Jones was born at the Dewitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia. He grew up in Dale City, Va.<ref name="ct-bio" />
  
Jones graduated from James Madison University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in communications.<ref name="official" /> He moved to Charlottesville in 1993 when he was hired as a sportscaster for [[NBC29]].<ref name="official" /><ref name="ct-bio" /> Jones was first hired by the City of Charlottesville in 1999 to serve as Director of Communications. In 2005, he stepped down to take a position at the [[Miller Center of Public Affairs]].<ref>{{cite-cville|title=Maurice Jones named new assistant city manager|url=http://www.c-ville.com/Maurice_Jones_named_Charlottesville_City_Manager/|author=C-Ville Weekly Writers|pageno=|printno=20.04|printdate=January 22, 2011|publishdate=January 23, 2011|accessdate=December 22, 2011}}</ref> He returned to the city in February 2008 to become Assistant City Manager.   
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*[[1992]] - Jones graduated from [[James Madison University]] with a bachelor's degree in communications.<ref name="official" />  
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*[[1993]] - Hired as a sportscaster for local [[NBC29]] televison station.<ref name="official" /><ref name="ct-bio" />  
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*[[1999]] - Hired by the [[City of Charlottesville]] to serve as [[Director of Communications]].  
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*[[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]].<ref>{{cite-cville|title=Maurice Jones named new assistant city manager|url=http://www.c-ville.com/Maurice_Jones_named_Charlottesville_City_Manager/|author=C-Ville Weekly Writers|pageno=|printno=20.04|printdate=January 22, 2011|publishdate=January 23, 2011|accessdate=December 22, 2011}}</ref><ref>https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/town-manager/maurice-jones-town-manager</ref>
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*[[2008]] - Returned to the city in February to become [[Assistant City Manager]].   
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*[[2010]] - On [[December 6]], the [[Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011)]] appointed Jones as the [[Charlottesville City Manager]].
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*[[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.
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*[[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.<ref>https://dailyprogress.com/news/local/charlottesville-to-forgive-joness-80-000-loan-balance-part-of-nearly-250k-investment/article_6b6b92f2-9b73-11e8-8a87-8fa474b319cf.html</ref>
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*[[2017]] - In the fallout of the [[2017]] ''Unite the Right rally'', the City Council announced it would not renew his contract. <ref name=":0" />
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*[[2018]] - North Carolinia's Chapel Hill Town Council announced the appointment of Maurice Jones as the new town manager on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.<ref>https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/town-manager/maurice-jones-town-manager</ref>
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*[[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.
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*[[2018]] - Become the manager of Chapel Hill, North Carolina on September 2, 2018.<ref>https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/town-manager/maurice-jones-town-manager</ref>
  
 
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.<ref><nowiki>{{url=</nowiki>http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-a-g/city-manager-s-office/the-city-manager<nowiki>}}</nowiki></ref>
 
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.<ref><nowiki>{{url=</nowiki>http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-a-g/city-manager-s-office/the-city-manager<nowiki>}}</nowiki></ref>
  
The [[2010-2011 City Council]] appointed Jones as the [[Charlottesville City Manager]] on [[December 6]], [[2010]].
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Jones and his wife, Michele, have five children <ref name="ct-bio" />
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In the fallout of the [[2017]] Unite the Right rally, the [[Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019)]] announced it would not renew his contract. <ref name=":0" />
  
Jones and his wife, Michele, have five children <ref name="ct-bio" />
 
 
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Maurice Jones
Maurice Jones
Preceded by Gary O'Connell
Succeeded by Mike Murphy (interim)
Succeeded by Tarron Richardson

Biographical Information

Maurice Jones served as Charlottesville's official city manager from December 6, 2010 to July 31, 2018. [1] [2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Jones was one of three finalists in a bid to become the permanent city manager later that year. [5] His selection was a unanimous choice by the Charlottesville City Council (2010-2011).

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.[6]

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. [7]

Stretch objectives

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. [8]

Residence

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. [9] Jones currently lives in Earlysville, which is in Albemarle County.[10] 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. [11]

Biography

Jones was born at the Dewitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia. He grew up in Dale City, Va.[10]

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.[17]

Jones and his wife, Michele, have five children [10]

In the fallout of the 2017 Unite the Right rally, the Charlottesville City Council (2018-2019) announced it would not renew his contract. [3]

References

  1. Web. More Mo: Jones in as city manager, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, December 3, 2018, retrieved May 25, 2018. Print. December 9, 2018 .
  2. Web. Murphy named interim city manager, Bryan McKenzie, News Article, Daily Progress, July 31, 2018, retrieved August 1, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Web. Charlottesville will not renew City Manager Maurice Jones' contract, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 25, 2018, retrieved May 25, 2018.
  4. http://weblink.charlottesville.org/Public/0/edoc/734729/20100216Feb16.pdf page 6 of 9
  5. Web. New C'Ville City Manager Picked, NBC 29, retrieved November 23, 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named official
  7. Web. Salaries for municipal managers vary widely, Michael L. Owens, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 27, 2014, retrieved April 28, 2014.
  8. Web. Housing issues prominent in city manager's 'stretch' goals, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, September 2, 2013, retrieved September 3, 2013.
  9. Web. Council gives manager another 9 months to move into city, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, retrieved December 20, 2011.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Web. Meet Your Government: Maurice Jones, Kurt Walters, Charlottesville Tomorrow, December 21, 2011, retrieved December 22, 2011.
  11. Web. Jones making move to the city, just in time, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, September 1, 2012, retrieved September 10, 2012.
  12. Web. Maurice Jones named new assistant city manager, C-Ville Weekly Writers, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, January 23, 2011, retrieved December 22, 2011. Print. January 22, 2011 , 20.04, .
  13. https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/town-manager/maurice-jones-town-manager
  14. https://dailyprogress.com/news/local/charlottesville-to-forgive-joness-80-000-loan-balance-part-of-nearly-250k-investment/article_6b6b92f2-9b73-11e8-8a87-8fa474b319cf.html
  15. https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/town-manager/maurice-jones-town-manager
  16. https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/departments-services/town-manager/maurice-jones-town-manager
  17. {{url=http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-a-g/city-manager-s-office/the-city-manager}}

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