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Augusta mayor's chief of staff departs for Richmond job

Posted at 10:08 AM, Jan 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-10 10:08:18-05

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The chief of staff for the mayor of Augusta, Georgia, has left for a job in Richmond, Virginia.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that Petula Burks has begun working for Richmond’s Office of Public Information and Engagement.

It’s a new office founded by Mayor Levar Stoney last year.

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis issued a statement praising Burks for her “leadership and professionalism.”

Burks joined the Augusta mayor’s office in September 2020.