Mayor and City Council Designate Jamal T. Fox as Takoma Park's Next City Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor and City Council Designate Jamal T. Fox as Takoma Park’s Next City Manager
“After conducting a thorough national search and an extensive interview process, we are pleased to welcome Jamal to the City. His experience, background and leadership will serve the residents and employees in Takoma Park and its future very well. We are looking forward to having Jamal join our team to assist our community as we look to recover from the pandemic and move forward on racial equity, housing, climate change, reimagining public safety and other initiatives,” said Mayor Kate Stewart.
“I am very honored by Mayor Stewart and the City Council to be selected to serve as the City Manager for Takoma Park. I am thrilled about this opportunity to join a strong, dedicated, and talented team. I am looking forward to collaborating with the City Council, staff, residents, and the business community,” said Fox.
Mr. Fox currently serves as the City Administrator in Camas, Washington. He has also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor and was the city’s Parks Property & Business Development Manager for the City of Portland, Oregon. Previously, Fox worked in the City Manager’s Office and in the Planning and Community Development Department in the City of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Mr. Fox has a Master of Public Administration degree from the Capella University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from North Carolina A&T State University. At the age of 25, Fox became the youngest person ever to be elected and serve on the Greensboro City Council representing District 2 (northeast Greensboro). He is a former adjunct professor in political science at North Carolina A&T State University and high school teacher with Guilford County Schools.
Fox and his wife, Jaimee, have one son, Jamal Jr., who is 2 years old and a daughter on the way in July. Fox is a proud father, husband and member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Fox is looking forward to becoming an active member in the community and region.
Mr. Fox will begin work at the City of Takoma Park on August 2, 2021.
The City of Takoma Park operates under a council-manager form of government. The City Manager is responsible to the Mayor and the Council for the day-to-day management of city operations. Under provisions of the City Charter and code, the City Manager prepares a budget for the Mayor and Council’s approval; recruits, hires, and supervises staff; serves as the Mayor and Council’s chief administrative officer; implements Mayor and Council policies; and provides professional recommendations.
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