Marchell Adams David Named Assistant City Manager of the Year
We are excited to announce that Marchell Adams David has been selected as the Assistant City Manager of the Year by the North Carolina City & County Management Association. She received the honor at the organization’s Winter Seminar in Winston-Salem on Feb. 1.
The following is from the letter nominating Ms. Adams David for the award:
“Marchell first came to the City of Raleigh in 2014 and has been an incredible asset ever since. In her role as Assistant City Manager for Community, Marchell oversees Emergency Communications; Emergency Management/Special Events; Fire; Housing and Neighborhoods; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources; and Police. She continuously works with these departments to create a safe, vibrant and healthy community for all. Under her leadership, this year alone, the City has been able to update emergency communications technology, provide a leadership development series for supervisory staff, prioritize implementation of the Raleigh Arts Plan, and advance the City’s Affordable Housing Policy.
Beyond her direct role with City departments, Marchell has been a major driver in advancing organization-wide goals and initiatives of the City’s Strategic Plan. She graciously accepts challenges outside of her daily role to ensure our community continues to receive the best services possible. Among her many accomplishments with the City is the recent opening of the Raleigh Pathways Center, which will house a variety of programs and services to provide community members with clear pathways to career success. In November the Center’s first program, IT Beginnings, graduated its first group of young adults who now have industry-recognized credentials to pursue their IT career dreams.
Marchell’s contributions have helped guide the City through many challenging, but necessary, conversations and initiatives. Her leadership in coordinating Community Conversations series, outreach events, and policy input sessions has helped increase community engagement opportunities and fostered trust and transparency. Marchell’s leadership continues to help position the organization to meet our vision of pursuing world-class quality of life by actively collaborating with our community toward a fulfilling and inspired future for all.
Marchell is a compassionate and dedicated service-oriented leader, with her dedication to our community extending well beyond her role at the City. Just one example of her level of commitment is her membership on multiple external boards and commissions including: American Red Cross (Triangle Chapter), Youth Thrive, CATCH (Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless), Local Government Federal Credit Union Advisory Council, and WPCSOCC (Water Pollution Control Systems Operator Certification Commission).
Marchell’s perseverance, compassion, and dedication to our organization and the community at-large serve as an example to all who have the privilege of working along-side her.”