Petersburg City Council votes for new city manager

Petersburg City Council votes for new city manager

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg City Council unanimously voted for its new city manager on Tuesday.

Aretha Ferrell-Benavides will start on July 10. She most recently worked as City Manager of Glen Heights, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Also during Tuesday night's meeting, two positions were eliminated from the Petersburg Treasurer's Office. The treasurer says the department cannot serve city effectively as a result. The treasurer asked the council to restore the positions, but the council remained silent.

Here is a video of Wednesday's press conference formally introducing Ferrell-Benavides at Petersburg City Hall:

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