Deputy City Manager Jeff Richardson departs for Cleveland County

This week, the City of Asheville bid farewell to Deputy City Manager Jeff Richardson. Richardson, who began working at the City of Asheville as Human Resources Director in 1997 and took on the role of Deputy City Manager in 2001, has accepted the position of County Manager for Cleveland County, a decision he announced in July.

On September 10, Asheville City Council recognized Richardson for his achievements with a resolution of appreciation. “Jeff has a proven track record as a local government leader who is community oriented, collaborative, a problem solver, and one who is active and accessible in the community,” said Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy.

Richardson thanked the City Council and City Staff for their hard work. “It’s been a true honor to serve the city the 16 years I’ve been here,” Richardson said.

The City of Asheville thanks Mr. Richardson for his dedication and wishes him all the best in this new chapter in his life.

See a video of the resolution of appreciation and Mr. Richardson’s remarks below:

During the national search for Richardson’s replacement, former Weaverville Town Manager Michael Morgan will serve as interim Deputy City Manager.