FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 21, 2011
Contact: Kelly Setzer, 704-336-4287
City Manager Curt Walton announced today that Ruffin Hall has been promoted from Budget & Evaluation Director to Assistant City Manager. He replaces Assistant City Manager Jim Schumacher who will retire at the end of December.
Hall joined the City of Charlotte in 2001 as Assistant Budget & Evaluation Director in the City Manager’s Office. He was appointed Interim Director and named Director in 2002. In this role, Hall has been responsible for the development and oversight of the City’s annual operating budget and five-year capital investment plan as well as providing policy and management analysis, coordination of the City Council business agenda, and implementation of the organization’s performance measurement and strategic planning process.
Hall assumes his duties early January 2012 and will serve as liaison for the City Manager’s Office to Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), Charlotte Department of Transportation, Engineering & Property Management and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department. He will also be the staff resource for City Council committees that advance the focus areas of transportation and planning.
“Ruffin’s extensive knowledge of our budget coupled with his experience in local government management will be an asset in his new role,” says Walton.
As Assistant City Manager, Hall will be responsible for developing policies that guide and manage the growth of the City. This involves coordination of the transportation focus area including planning, transportation, land use, and economic development initiatives.
He received his master’s degree in Public Administration and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute through the University of Virginia and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program through Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Hall is also a graduate of the Public Executive Leadership Academy through the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.