A fresh face has been chosen assume the role of Chapel Hill’s town manager this August as current town manager Roger Stancil approaches retirement.
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution to appoint Maurice Jones to the position of town manager. Jones will begin August 20 with a base annual salary of $210,000.
Jones most recently worked as city manager for Charlottesville, V.A., holding the position for almost eight years. He has been a member of the Charlottesville community for about 20 years and began working for the city in 1999 as its communications director. He said he likes the atmosphere of college towns and their high levels of community engagement, which is what brought him to Chapel Hill.
“Chapel Hill is an exciting place," Jones said. "There are a lot of great things that are happening here. I was looking for a place that would have unique challenges that are similar to what other college towns have to address, and that’s exactly what I found in Chapel Hill.”