SUFFOLK, Va. - The city manager of Suffolk will soon step down.
In a special meeting Monday night, Suffolk City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager Patrick Roberts. His resignation is effective October 2.
Roberts has served as City Manager since the unanimous vote by City Council in 2015. Roberts had served in the Interim position since May 2015. He had served as Deputy City Manager since June 2008.
Deputy City Manager Al Moor has been appointed interim city manager and will take over on October 3.
Moor began his position as interim deputy city manager on July 1 after previously having served the city as the Director of Public Utilities, a role he had been in since 1995.
Upon making the announcement, Mayor Linda Johnson commented, “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we have agreed to accept the resignation of Patrick Roberts as of October 2, 2020. Patrick Roberts has been a tremendous asset to our City, and we are all sad to see him go. He leaves our City a much better place. We wish he and his family the absolute best future ever, and we know that he will be successful wherever he goes. Thank you, Patrick. We appreciate you more than you will ever know.”