FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2024
Lyons Named Deputy City Manager for Operations
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville announces the appointment of Lionel Lyons as the Deputy City Manager for Operations. Mr. Lyons most recently served as the Deputy City Manager for Development & Operations for the City of Petersburg, VA, a role he held for four years.
Mr. Lyons built an impressive public service career that spans 30 years, serving in multiple executive level positions across the City of Phoenix local government. Mr. Lyons is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master of Public Administration and North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
The Deputy City Manager for Operations will oversee a variety of assignments relating to the City’s Capital Improvement Plan and special projects, organization-wide initiatives, and operational efficiencies. His portfolio will include Neighborhood Development Services, Public Works, Transit, and Utilities. Mr. Lyons will report to the City Manager.
City Manager Sanders said, “I welcome Lionel, a seasoned veteran of public service, to help fill out my team. I am energized by the knowledge and professionalism he will bring to enhance our ability to deliver on my commitment to have a government that is focused on strengthening our service to our community while making an impact daily.”
Director of Communications & Public Engagement
City of Charlottesville