Mo Jones returns to City work
Two and a half years after bolting City employment for the semi-private sector (as the chief fund-raiser for UVA's Miller Center), Maurice "Mo" Jones is returning as the assistant city manager. Jones, who used to serve as the City government spokesperson, returns to City Hall to fill the seat opened about seven months ago by the departure of Rochelle Small-Toney, who took a similar position in Savannah.
Jones, despite leading the Miller Center to its best year ever with over $9 million in new commitments, according to a release, is leaving the cushy confines of the Center, which attracts leading presidential scholars, to hit the streets for Charlottesville. Literally. He'll be in charge of coordinating neighborhood communications and programs.
Well known in town since the 1990s during his days as a sports anchor for NBC29–- back when Charlottesville had just one television station–- Jones begins work at his new job on February 26.