At its regular meeting last night, Newport News City Council unanimously voted to name Acting City Manager Cindy Rohlf the new, permanent City Manager effective immediately. Terms of the contract, including salary, are still being negotiated. Rohlf has been serving as Acting City Manager since the resignation of Jim Bourey earlier this month.
“We are very pleased that Cindy Rohlf has accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Newport News. Her years of experience in local government provide a sound foundation for her new position. She is an asset to the City and we look forward to working with her in this new capacity. ” said Mayor McKinley Price, DDS.
City Manager Rohlf responded that “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the City Manager of Newport News. I appreciate the confidence that Council has shown in me to lead this great city. I am looking forward to working with City Council, our employees, the school system and our citizens to continue to move the City forward.”
Rohlf has been an Assistant City Manager in Newport News since 2008 having previously served the City of Suffolk for 20 years in several management positions including Assistant City Manager. She possesses a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Political Science and Urban Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Rohlf is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and serves as the first female city manager for Newport News.