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Charlotte asst. city manager Burch to retire

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Julie Burch, an assistant city manager in Charlotte since 1987, announced Thursday she will retire in December.

Julie Burch, an assistant city manager in Charlotte through some of its greatest growth, said Thursday she will retire in December.

Burch came to the city in 1987 as an assistant city manager and served as interim city manager earlier this year after the departure of Curt Walton.

Burch served in a number of government management roles in Phoenix before coming to Charlotte 26 years ago. She was responsible for environment, neighborhoods and housing for the City of Charlotte.

She was the city’s lead staff member on city council committees that oversaw the environment and housing and neighborhood development. She represents Charlotte on several regional environmental programs.

When Walton resigned last December, city council appointed Burch as interim city manager. She served in that role until Ron Carlee was hired in April as Walton’s replacement.

“Both the city organization and community are grateful for Julie’s tireless professionalism throughout the years,” Mayor Patsy Kinsey said Thursday. “We wish her the very best in retirement.”

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