Charlottesville City Council has agreed to Interim City Manager Michael C. Rogers’ choice for the city’s top legal official.
Jacob Stroman will be the next city attorney. His most recent position was in the equivalent position in the City of Chesapeake.
“We’ve consented that this was the best candidate that emerged after a very competitive process,” Rogers said.
Rogers said the city charter requires Council to consent to the hiring of the city attorney.
“I thought it was a very good process and we had some excellent candidates to apply and I think it puts the city in a good light that we had so many qualified applicants to apply and it was a difficult choice,” said Vice Mayor Juandiego Wade.
Stroman replaces Lisa Robertson. Robertson resigned suddenly last December after serving in the position for less than two years after succeeding John Blair. Blair had been interim city manager and left Charlottesville to work for the City of Staunton.
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