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City of Portsmouth Director of Human Resource Management resigns

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 18:14:58-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - City of Portsmouth HR Management Director Elizabeth Gooden submitted her letter of resignation.

Interim City Manager LaVoris Pace accepted the resignation, effective Wednesday.

This news comes less than a month of City Manager Dr. Lydia Pettis Patton also submitting her resignation. The city has been under fire since the Portsmouth Confederate monument incident that left one man seriously injured and resulted in multiple arrests. Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene was placed on administrative leave weeks after Confederate monument protest arrests.

Gooden served as the Director of Human Resources since 2015.