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During the May 18th meeting, Petersburg City Council unanimously voted to appoint Stuart Turille, Jr. as the City’s next City Manager.
Mr. Turille is currently the Deputy County Administrator with Essex County, Virginia, where he has served since October 2018. During his time with Essex County he has held responsibility in areas including economic development, strategic planning, budget/CIP, grants, and risk management.
“Our city council is excited to welcome Mr. Turille to Petersburg,” said Mayor Sam Parham. “With the progress of our community in mind, we are confident in our selection and look forward to working with Mr. Turille in continuing to move the City of Petersburg forward.”
Prior to joining Essex County, Mr. Turille has worked as Town Manager for North Topsail Beach, NC and Town Administrator for St. Pauls, NC.
“Growing up in Lynchburg, I visited Petersburg many times. I know that this City has tremendous potential, and my mission will be to realize it to the fullest,” said Turille. “The expectations of citizens regarding the role of local government have changed; government must change to meet them.”
Mr. Turille will start with the City on July 1, 2021.