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Bob Cowell Named Roanoke City Manager

Amarillo deputy city manager Robert S. "Bob" Cowell has been named the newest city manager for the City of Roanoke, Virginia, according to WDBJ7.

It was announced this morning that reports from within the City of Roanoke indicate that Cowell will be named the next city manager of Roanoke today. Cowell was chosen by Roanoke officials to succeed Chris Morrill as city manager.

Cowell was previously in consideration for city manager jobs in Amarillo, San Marcos, and Tacoma, Washington, this year. Cowell was a finalist in all three cities, but was not finally chosen.

Cowell has served as deputy city manager of Amarillo, since 2015. Cowell also served as interim city manager in Amarillo for a short time in 2016 and 2017, before council members announced San Marcos city manager Jared Miller as the new city manager for Amarillo.

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