Rocky Mount appoints deputy city manager
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ) – The City of Rocky Mount has appointed its new Deputy City Manager.
Mark W. Moore was chosen from a pool of applicants across the country.
Moore graduated from Ferrum College in 1998 and is a 22-year city government veteran. He will serve as the Deputy City Manager / Rocky Mount Community Development Directory.
Moore leaves Pittsylvania County, where he was director of parks and recreation for over nine years. He also held positions in the towns of Roanoke and Salem and Botetourt County.
Moore is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Local Government Management program and has a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia Southern University.
“I’m thrilled to be returning to Rocky Mount and the area that helped shape me during my undergraduate training years,” Moore said. “I look forward to meeting the community, staff and board and working as a team to move Rocky Mount forward.”
While in Pittsylvania County, Moore oversaw campaigns to fund new parks, trails, and athletic fields; led the creation of a community center; and guided the Parks and Recreation Department through the addition of staff.
In addition, Moore served as chairman of the Pittsylvania County leadership team and worked on developing a revenue-raising county welcome sign sponsorship program. He helped set up an employee appraisal system and was responsible for the county’s public information during the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, Moore is the Chatham Rotary Chapter President and has a history of volunteer and community projects.
“Mark brings the right mix of perspective, enthusiasm, experience and education, and I’m very happy to have him on the Rocky Mount team,” said general manager C. James Ervin.
Moore will begin his new role at Rocky Mounty on Monday, October 5.
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