city manager

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

City Council members unanimously approved Marcus Jones’ appointment as Charlotte’s city manager. Jones, who held the same position for six years in Norfolk, Va, will be Charlotte’s first African-American city manager.

Julie Rose / WFAE

For the last three years, Ron Carlee has served as Charlotte’s City Manager, responsible for running the day to day operations of the 16th largest city in America. Carlee’s contract expires in March. Carlee announced Wednesday night that he won't seek a new contract, although it's unclear if he would have been offered one.


The Charlotte City Council stalled Wednesday night in the final stage of its search for a new city manager. 

The Council stayed in a closed session until past midnight, deliberating on which of three remaining candidates will take over what’s arguably the city’s most powerful job.

After four hours of debate, the council had no decision to report.