Friday, October 3, 2014

Mayor Jones Comments on Peter Chapman's Departure


Mayor Dwight C. Jones today announced that he has accepted the resignation of Peter Chapman, the City’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic and Community Development. Chapman has accepted the role of Deputy City Manager for Economic Development and Housing for the City of Norfolk.

“Peter has been a strong member of Richmond’s leadership team for more than five years,” Jones said. “He has spearheaded the transformation of Richmond’s East End, creation of the Arts District to spur development downtown, and repositioning the historic Main Street Station for next-generation rehabilitation and development.”

“Peter is pursuing a great professional opportunity, and we wish him all the best,” Jones said.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mayor Comments on Children's Hospital


Mayor Dwight C. Jones issued the following comment today regarding speculation about a free-standing children’s hospital in Richmond:

“Our region would be well-served by a free-standing, independently operated children’s hospital. The city of Richmond certainly would do everything we can to gain the opportunity to house such a facility within the city, where it can be easily accessible to all. This discussion stands on its own, and we anticipate that a decision about a children’s hospital location will be made independent of other issues, including the ballpark.”