(March 19, 2014) Today, Mayor Segarra announced the selection of Mr. Darrell Hill as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Hartford.
Most recently Mr. Hill served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Norfolk, Virginia where he was directly responsible for the executive management of several departments including, Development; General Services; Recreation, Parks & Open Space; Human Services; the Community Services Board (Mental Health and Substance Abuse) and the Office to End Homelessness. Mr. Hill joined the City of Norfolk in 2009 when he served as Director of Finance & Business Services managing the city’s $1.2 billion financial operation. He has significant private sector experience and a background in finance. Mr. Hill began his career in public service in 2006 as the Executive Director of the Virginia Resources Authority, the state’s pooled credit agency for local governments, overseeing a debt portfolio of over $1 billion as an appointee of then Governor, now U.S. Senator Mark Warner.
In addition to a long-standing commitment to community service, Hill is a member of the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and a graduate of Hampton University.
“Darrell is uniquely qualified because of his strong background in public finance, economic development/redevelopment and his knowledge of the specific challenges that come with managing an urban area,” commented Mayor Segarra. “He is smart and known as a straight shooter. I look forward to having him on my team.”
“It is clear that Hartford is poised for tremendous growth and development due to its physical assets, rich culture and historic sites. Everyone I have met is extremely knowledgeable, passionate and I am eager to be immersed in the energy of the City. I am grateful for the Mayor’s support and look forward to rolling up my sleeves, working with City Council, residents and the business community to drive Hartford into the future.”
The appointment requires City Council approval and will be on the Agenda for their March 24 meeting.
For Immediate Release: March 19, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485