John C. Blair, II
On January 14, 2021, City Council issued an announcement that John Blair, Acting City Manager and City Attorney, would be leaving the City of Charlottesville effective March 5, 2021 - having accepted a position as City Attorney in the City of Staunton - and that Chip Boyles had agreed to join the organization as City Manager.
Acting city manager
On October 1, 2020, city council appointed Blair to replaced outgoing City Manager Dr. Tarron Richardson who resigned after a 16-month tenure; Deputy City Attorney Lisa Robertson become acting city attorney.
Having accepted a position as City Attorney in the City of Staunton, Blair finished his final day as acting city manager on February 12, 2021. He held the position for 104 days. Blair was replaced by Chip Boyles as city manager.
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Blair is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. His undergraduate degree is also from the University of Virginia in History. 
Blair's career also includes service in Spotsylvania County as Assistant County Attorney and Deputy County Attorney, in Dinwiddie County as County Attorney, in the City of Danville as Assistant City Attorney, and in the City of Roanoke as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney.
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- Web. Charlottesville City Council appoints new city manager, News Staff, News Article, CBS19, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 14, 2021, retrieved January 15, 2021.