The City Manager is the chief administrative officer for the City. The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City and the implementation of the policies established by the elected officials. The City Manager is appointed by and reports to the City Council.
Ann E. Wall began her tenure as Greenville's City Manager on August 1, 2017. Prior to joining the City of Greenville, Wall served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Charlotte for three years.
While in Charlotte, Wall managed the departments of Fire, Police, Housing and Neighborhood Services, and Community Relations which include 3,600 employees and budgets totaling more than $350 million.
Community safety and neighborhood development and engagement have been the focus of Wall's work in Charlotte. She has worked closely with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to address issues and concerns raised during the recent demonstrations and, over the past year, she also has worked with the Police Department and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to address security issues at off campus housing. Additionally, Wall has also led efforts to leverage housing rehabilitation to promote neighborhood development and foster community engagement with training and support of neighborhood leaders.
Prior to her position in Charlotte, highlights from Wall's professional career include:
- Three years as the assistant city manager for the City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina where she managed a wide range of departments including Human Resources, Human Relations, Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Water Resources and Public Works.
- More than seven years as the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Rocky Mount.
- Eight years as the Budget and Evaluation Manager for the City of Rocky Mount.
- More than three years as the assistant city manager for the City of Oviedo, Florida.
- Nearly one year as the Budget Analyst for the City of Orlando, Florida.
- More than three years as the Management Analyst and Personnel Director for the City of Kinston, North Carolina.
She received her master's degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor's degree in City Planning from the University of Virginia. Wall is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the North Carolina League of Municipalities. (NCLM). She serves on the NCLM Planning and Environment Legislative Action Committee.