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Former City Manager, Small-Toney, Hired In N.C.

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Former Savannah City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has accepted a position as Deputy City Manager for Fayetteville N.C., earning a $158,000 annual salary. The announcement was posted on the City Of Fayetteville's website:

"The City of Fayetteville has hired two new executive level managers to serve in the City Manager's Office. Rochelle Small-Toney has been hired as a Deputy City Manager and Dele Smith has been hired as an Assistant City Manager.

Small-Toney, 56, will oversee Community Investment departments, including Special Projects, Human Relations, Community Development, Development Services and Engineering & Infrastructure. Her start date is March 18 and her salary will be $158,500.

Smith, 37, will manage the Support Services departments, including Information Technology, Corporate Communications, Human Resource Development and Finance, and the City Clerk's Office. Her start date is April 29 and her salary will be $134,000.

Small-Toney comes to Fayetteville after serving as City Manager in Savannah, Ga. She was Savannah's first African-American and first female City Manager. In Savannah, Small-Toney oversaw a redevelopment plan, bike lane project, drainage improvements, the creation of two new critical response centers and the city's first dog park.

Smith previously served as Assistant to the County Manager in Fulton County, Ga., in Atlanta, where she advised the County Manager on all organizational culture and performance improvement activities, and was responsible for oversight of Communications, Fulton Government Television (FGTV), Performance Management and Training. Additionally, she was responsible for day-to-day coordination with the Information Technology and Personnel departments on behalf of the County Manager.

"I am excited about the addition of Ms. Small-Toney and Ms. Smith to our organization," City Manager Ted Voorhees said. "Both managers will be integral to the City Manager's Office and the oversight of our departments. I am looking forward to the knowledge and expertise they will provide to the City of Fayetteville. They will be great assets to our organization and the citizens we serve."

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