By Leslie Golden | firstname.lastname@example.org
According to a release, Deputy City Manager Debra Collins will retire on July 1. Collins joined the city in September 2003, as the director of Alexandria’s Department of Human Services.
In a statement, City Manager James Parajon said:
“Debra has led and supported so many important programs and initiatives that directly affect Alexandrians. She has held a variety of critical roles in her nearly two decades of service in Alexandria, leading our social services, public safety departments, and recreation programs, among other key functions. I am grateful for her leadership and her work to make the city better for multiple generations of Alexandrians.”
Effective July 1, Interim Deputy City Managers Kendel Taylor and Jean Kelleher will continue in their acting roles while a national executive search for a new deputy city manager takes place.