The City Manager's Office develops strategies that implement City Council's vision for the future, prepares staff reports and makes recommendations to City Council, oversees the operation of city departments to ensure objectives are met and departmental efficiency is maintained, and provides ongoing community relations programs.
Christopher P. Morrill was appointed Roanoke's City Manager in March 2010. Mr. Morrill came to Roanoke from the City of Savannah, Ga. where he had served as Assistant City Manager since August 2001.
Previously, he served as Senior Municipal Finance Advisor for the Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C. from October 1999 to August 2001 where he advised the South African National Treasury on local government finance reform; was a fellow of the Kellogg National Leadership Program from 1997 to 2000; and was Research and Budget Director for the City of Savannah, Ga. from December 1994 to October 1999, and from Oct. 1990 to October 1992. From December 1992 to October 1994, Mr. Morrill worked as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, City of Lviv, Ukraine.
Mr. Morrill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., and a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. He also attended the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership at the University of Georgia Fanning Institute; the Gallup Leadership Institute; and earned certificates in County Administration and in Budgeting and Financial Planning from North Carolina Institute of Government. In addition, he is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager.