Mike Murphy, the Assistant City Manager for the City of Charlottesville, is a member of Friendship Court’s redevelopment advisory committee, which was formed in February 2016. The committee will provide guidance to the Piedmont Housing Alliance in two primary areas: physical revitalization and community life. The active involvement of City staff in the planning process is an essential element of grant support, provided to Piedmont Housing by the City, for the project.
Mike has worked as a counselor, program manager, agency director, and department head for local government for over twenty years. He has extensive experience in the areas of residential and community-based programs, workplace readiness, housing, child welfare, and fostering personal and economic growth in low-income communities.
Mike is excited to have the opportunity to work with residents on the redevelopment of Friendship Court. He believes this project presents a tremendous opportunity to preserve critically important affordable housing resources within the City, while also developing a vibrant local community through engagement.
Mike received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Counselor Education degrees from the University of Virginia.