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Mayor names Selena Cuffee-Glenn as Richmond’s next Chief Administrative Officer

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Apr 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-15 12:40:59-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Former Suffolk City Manager Selena Cuffee-Glenn was named Richmond’s new Chief Administrative Officer Wednesday morning. Cuffee-Glenn once led planning and community development for Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Mayor Dwight Jones said.

Selena Cuffee-Glenn (PHOTO: Suffolk City Government)

Selena Cuffee-Glenn (PHOTO: Suffolk City Government)

“I’m excited to bring Selena back to Richmond because she possesses the professional management and administrative skills we need right now,” Jones said. “We have to make Richmond an easier place to do business with; a place that gets things done. I believe Selena can help strengthen and improve upon our operations.”

Cuffee-Glenn, who has a Masters Degree in Urban and City Planning from the University of Virginia, also taught in the Urban Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“Selena has more than 30 years of experience with municipal government management and I’ve been impressed by her experience and her expertise in operating a government effectively,” Jones.

Cuffee-Glenn will be paid $203,000 a year when her appointment becomes effective next month.

Richmond previous Chief Administrative Officer, Byron Marshall,  left his job without any explanation in September. He earned a $178,000 -a-year salary, according to city records. Deputy Chief Administrative officer for Operations Christopher Beschler served as an interim.

Richmond City Council still needs to approve the mayor’s selection.