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Posted on: January 25, 2023

City of Roanoke Introduces New City Manager

Cody P

“I am honored and excited to be selected to serve as the City Manager of the City of Roanoke. I have been uniquely privileged to serve the City of Roanoke community and work with so many of its great leaders for many years. I want to thank the Mayor, the City Council, our City staff and community for all of your support during my entire employment here, especially during this transition. There is no way this could have happened without the amazing staff we have here; they are outstanding at what they do and a true asset to our community. Together we will continue to provide world-class service and continue to make Roanoke a great place to live, work, and play.” Roanoke City Manager, Cody Petree

Cody is no stranger to Roanoke, as he has worked for the City in various capacities since 2004. He has served in various departments, including Public Works, Community Development, Economic Development, and Administration.  Cody served as Roanoke’s Assistant City Manager since June 2018, overseeing Parks and Recreation, Library, Planning and Development, Public Works, and Economic Development. Following the retirement of Roanoke’s previous City Manager in September 2022, Cody took on the role of Interim City Manager.  

Cody started his career with the City of Watauga in 1999, serving as the Public Works and Parks Superintendent. Cody holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration and is the recipient of many prestigious licenses and awards. With more than 24 years of governmental experience, Cody's background and knowledge will be invaluable as the City of Roanoke continues to grow its strong business base. Cody is the perfect choice to lead Roanoke's 175+ full-time and part-time employees.

Contact information, and details about the City Manager’s office can be found by visiting

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