Marchell Adams David
Assistant City Manager for Community
Office of the City Manager
As Assistant City Manager for Community, Marchell Adams David serves as liaison to the following departments: Emergency Communications; Emergency
Management/Special Events; Fire; Housing and Neighborhoods; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources; and Police.
Before joining the City of Raleigh senior management team as Raleigh’s Assistant City Manager for Community, Ms. Adams David, was the City Manager of the City of Hamlet, a position she had held since 2001. She served on the staff of that Richmond County municipality since 1993, starting as Assistant to the City Manager until 1999 when she was promoted to the position of Assistant City
One of Ms. Adams David’s main accomplishments during her tenure at Hamlet was to form partnerships that led to the relocation and resoundingly successful
restoration of the landmark Hamlet Passenger Depot, which helped the town re-brand itself – Hub of the Seaboard – and instilled a much needed sense of pride of place. This project earned her project team the distinguished Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit from Preservation North Carolina.
Ms. Adams David received her bachelor’s degree in public policy analysis with a specialization in state and local government administration from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also received a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in public management.
The North Carolina native was named Richmond County’s 2014 NAACP Humanitarian of the Year. In addition to her professional involvement, she serves
on the North Carolina Arts Council Board of Directors and is a member of the United Way’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program for Richmond County. For the
past 15 years, Ms. Adams David has served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, instructing students on the principles
of American government, political science, and state and local government. In 2005, she was named the Region N Manager of the Year by the Lumber River
Council of Governments.