Andrew Baxter

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Andrew Baxter

Term Start 2015
Term End 2020
Preceded by Charles L. Werner
Succeeded by Emily Pelliccia, interim

Biographical Information

Andrew Baxter served as the chief of the Charlottesville Fire Department from 2015 to 2020. [1]

Baxter resigned on June 11, 2020. In a letter to fire department staff, Baxter wrote, “my values and professional ethics will not allow me to continue to work in the current leadership environment.”

City Manager Tarron Richardson named Emily Pelliccia as interim Charlottesville Fire Chief.[2]

Baxter was hired in late July to be chief operating officer at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville. [3] He only served in the position for year before leaving to become an independent consultant. [citation needed]

He is a member of the 5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee. [4]

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  1. Web. Charlottesville Fire Department names Baxter as new fire chief, Lauren Berg, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, August 25, 2015, retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. Web. Charlottesville Fire Chief Andrew Baxter resigns, effective immediately, News Article, CBS29 News, Charlottesville, June 11, 2020, retrieved June 19, 2020.
  3. Web. July 30, 2020: Superintendent Atkins recommends online-only start for schools, energy inequity in Charlottesville, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions, July 30, 2020, retrieved September 26, 2020.
  4. Web. 5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee, retrieved October 23, 2021.

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