Maurice Jones
City Manager

Maurice was appointed City Manager on December 6, 2010 after serving as the Assistant City Manager for several years.  The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City, translating City Council's policies and priorities into action for the Community. 

“We are fortunate in this community to have an engaged citizenry, dedicated City Council and a City government with highly qualified and dependable employees,” said Maurice after the appointment. “It has always been an honor to be associated with this organization and I look forward to leading it to new heights of success.”

From February of 2008 to April of 2010 Maurice served as Assistant City Manager. Charged with leading the City’s community relations efforts, Maurice served as the primary staff contact on the City’s Dialogue on Race initiative; worked closely with 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.

Maurice joined the Miller Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, as its Director of Development in October of 2005. Over the course of two and a half years, he worked closely with the Center’s Director, former Virginia Governor Gerald Baliles, two dedicated and dynamic boards and a talented staff to help lead the Foundation to new heights of success.

He began his career with the City of Charlottesville as Director of Communications in 1999. During his six years in the position, he built a national award winning communications department that was responsible for the City’s media and public relations efforts; management of the City’s web site; and the development of the City’s government, public and educational access television channels.

Originally from Dale City, Virginia, Maurice graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications. From 1992 to 1999 he worked in various roles in the field of broadcast journalism including sports director/anchor, reporter and newscast executive producer.

Maurice and his wife, Michele, have five children.