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Charlotte's Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble to retire

Archive photo (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer) Archive photo (Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer)

Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble announced that he will retire from the city of Charlotte effective Jan. 31.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts tweeted the information Monday evening and the city sent a press release a few minutes later.

Kimble served as the interim city manager for six months until Marcus D. Jones took over the role.

“We thank Ron for his invaluable leadership as well as the many successes he led and had a hand in during his time with our organization,” Jones said. “Ron was instrumental in evolving this city, its services and its partnerships, and for that, we are deeply grateful.”

Kimble has worked for the City of Charlotte for 16 years and has served in the deputy and assistant city manager roles since 2000.

According to city officials, Kimble led major city initiatives including Bank of America stadium improvements, BB&T Ballpark, the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the Levine Center for the Arts, Spectrum Arena upgrades and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Kimble previously served as city manager in Greenville, N.C., before joining the City of Charlotte in 2000. 

Jones also announced he hired Sabrina Joy-Hogg to fill the position of deputy city manager. Joy-Hogg has served the Commonwealth of Virginia in leadership roles at the state and city government level for over 25 years. 

“Ron Kimble is a deal maker and a builder of community,” said Charlotte Chamber CEO and President Bob Morgan. “His fingerprints are all over virtually every major public/private partnership in our city over the past 16 years. Ron is also a remarkably positive and optimistic human being who inspires all who know and have had the pleasure to work with him.” 

“Sabrina’s experience, passion and vision are a great fit for the City of Charlotte,” Jones said. “I’ve seen her dedication first-hand, and I know she will do great things for this community as she did for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Norfolk.”

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