Danville city manager announces plans to retire
After five years as Danville’s city manager, Joe King has announced plans to retire.
King intends to retire Nov. 30, according to a statement on Danville’s website. The city says it plans to use a search firm to find his successor.
“I agree with those who believe that Danville’s greatest days are ahead of us, not in the past,” King said in his retirement notification letter. “After 13 years working for the City of Danville, I look forward to doing what I can to support Danville as a private citizen.”
In a news release, Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders said King’s influence will remain on the city long after his retirement. As examples, Saunders noted the city’s financial stability and the city’s award-winning Safe and Sound Neighborhood Program and the River District Development Project.
King’s local government career spans 40 years. He has worked in six local governments located in five states. Before joining Danville’s staff 13 years ago as the assistant city manager for utilities, he served two years in Indonesia as a local government consultant. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in urban affairs from Virginia Tech.