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A woman who rose from intern to deputy city manager is taking her administrative expertise to North Carolina.
Jodi Miller has announced her resignation, effective Jan. 29, from the City of Williamsburg to take a job as the deputy county manager in Durham County, N.C.
Mayor Clyde Haulman made her resignation public at the City Council meeting Thursday.
“Jodi has been with the city for 15 years, starting as an intern and rising to deputy city manager,” Haulman said. “Throughout that time she has just shown exceptional skill and performance in her job and we can’t thank her enough.”
Miller, who has both her bachelor’s degree and her master’s in public administration from Virginia Tech, assumes her role in Durham County on Feb. 1.
She was hired as the assistant city manager in September 2000 and served in that role through September 2014, when she was promoted to deputy city manager.
In July 2015, Miller was named the interim city manager. She held that role for about a month, filling the gap between former City Manager Jack Tuttle’s retirement at the end of June and City Manager Marvin Collins’ first day Aug. 1.
During her time with the city, Miller became a Credentialed Manager with the International City/County Management Association, which is the leading organization for local governments.
Haulman credited her with leading the way to creating the Williamsburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority and City of Williamsburg blended model, which Haulman touted as “a model for cities and counties across the country.”
He also praised her for playing a critical role in consolidating the Greater Williamsburg transportation system into what is now the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority, being instrumental in launching the Williamsburg Farmers Market, leading the city’s employee health initiative and guiding the City Council through its Goals, Initiatives and Outcomes process each year.
“Jodi has been an instrumental part of this community for 15 years,” Haulman said. “We will miss you, but we congratulate you and wish you all the best in the future.”