Dr. Charles Moreland Tapped by Mayor Curry to Assume the Role
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Stephanie Burch, is departing the City of Jacksonville to accept a position in the private sector. Burch, who is also an attorney, was named Deputy CAO in June of 2019 following an appointment as the Director of the Neighborhoods Department, and prior to that as Chief of the Real Estate Division.
During her six years with the City of Jacksonville, Burch developed and implemented programs and services to distribute tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to citizens and businesses during the pandemic. Burch also worked to increase affordable housing opportunities and access points for those in need of shelter and services in our community.
“Stephanie’s expertise has been invaluable to us on a daily basis,” Mayor Lenny Curry said. “She has done an exceptional job helping lead this administration and overseeing many of the largest departments in the city. I am confident she will excel in her future endeavors and has been an exemplary employee and valued member of this administration.”
Dr. Charles Moreland, a native of the River City, and a 31-year veteran of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD), will assume the role of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration. Moreland will serve alongside Chief Administrative Officer, Brian Hughes.
Dr. Moreland was appointed to the Curry administration in 2015 as Director of Community and International Affairs and has worked for the City of Jacksonville in numerous capacities since the age of 18, holding every civil service rank within JFRD. In 2020, Mayor Curry tapped Moreland to lead the City of Jacksonville’s COVID-19 response efforts in testing and vaccinations working with Federal, State and Local stakeholders.
"Throughout his three decades of public service, Dr. Charles Moreland has proven time and time again that he is willing to step up and do what is necessary to serve his community," said Mayor Curry. "As the leader of my COVID-19 Task force, Dr. Moreland has coordinated local, state, and federal resources to make sure Jacksonville citizens have access to all of the resources they need. I am confident he will assume the new responsibilities with the grace, selflessness, and commitment he has consistently demonstrated."
The staffing changes will take place in late February.