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.
"Through teamwork and by focusing on our residents,
we will build a World Class city with great opportunities
A message to our Citizens from Our Office...
Welcome to our award-winning website www.charlottesville.org! There is plenty of useful information for our residents, business owners and visitors. We are proud to have America's number one municipal website for America's Number One Place to Live.
We are committed to providing high quality customer services, from internationally recognized police and fire departments, to quality neighborhood services, to an abundance of educational and recreational opportunities for our children. Our City is fortunate to have people who care, and programs that work.
We also have many unique and diverse neighborhoods that enhance the overall character of our community and make it a special place to live, work, and play. This winning combination is the key to maintaining the high quality of life that has become synonymous with Charlottesville.
I encourage you to contact me, or any of the City Manager’s staff to help you with any questions, or comments you might have.
The City of Charlottesville City Manager's Office
P.O. Box 911
605 East Main Street
Phone: (434) 970-3101
Fax: (434) 970-3890