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Alexander Ikefuna named Director of Neighborhood Development Services in Charlottesville

ikefunaCharlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones announced the appointment of Alexander Ikefuna as the next Director of Neighborhood Development Services.

Ikefuna is the former Director of Community Development and Planning for Mobile, Alabama. Prior to his work in Mobile, Ikefuna served as Community Development Director of Post Falls, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah as well as the Community Planning Administrator for the City of Savannah, Georgia.

Additionally, Ikefuna has worked as a consultant, assisting communities with development and housing issues. In his previous positions, he has been involved in all aspects of community planning and neighborhood development, including smart growth initiatives, affordable housing projects, management of HOME and CDBG funding, community engagement, historic preservation and economic development.

“I am delighted to have Alex join our team,” said Jones. “He has a wealth of experience in the areas of community development that are vitally important to our City Council and the residents of Charlottesville. I am confident Alex will prove to be an effective leader for our organization.”

“I’m excited to join the City of Charlottesville team. I consider Charlottesville a reference city. It is a city worth living in, and a city worth living in is a city worth working for,” said Ikefuna. “I look forward to helping the City of Charlottesville achieve its livable and healthy community goals.”

Ikefuna is a graduate of Marshall University and holds a Masters of Arts in Urban Planning/Public Administration from the University of Akron.

He was chosen after an exhaustive nationwide search that included significant community input.

Ikefuna will begin work with the City of Charlottesville on August 17th.

Source: City of Charlottesville

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