Assistant to the General Manager out of Johnson City, TN


Deputy City Manager Cathy Ball has accepted a position as City Manager in Johnson City, TN. His last day of service in Asheville will be November 10, 2021.

Ball served the community of Asheville for 24 years in several key roles, including director of transportation, director of public works and deputy city manager. In 2018, she held the position of Acting City Manager at the request of Asheville City Council.

“I am honored to have served this community for these 24 years,” said Ball. My greatest accomplishments are the relationships I have developed with the community and my fellow civil servants. Although it’s bittersweet, I take so many life lessons with me as I move to serve the city of Johnson City, Tennessee. “

Throughout his tenure, Ball has been instrumental in many key partnership-based initiatives. Projects such as the city parking lot and the development of workforce housing at 51 Biltmore Avenue, the public / private partnership with New Belgium Brewery and the use of federal resources to protect our homeless population. shelter by providing non-collective housing during a global pandemic demonstrate a commitment to community investment.

“Cathy comes in every day with a passion for public service and community connections,” said City Manager Debra Campbell. “Her many contributions have had a significant and lasting impact in the community of Asheville, and she will be missed. On behalf of Mayor Manheimer and the entire City Council, we offer our appreciation and best wishes to Cathy for her future.

A selection process for the Deputy City Manager will be underway shortly.

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