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City Manager Appoints Revenue Director, Utilities Director
Tide To Town Project Manager Also Hired
SAVANNAH (Nov. 17, 2023) – City Manager Joseph A. Melder has appointed Judee Jones as the new revenue director and Robert Boyce to serve as the new utility services director. In addition, Tina Bockhold has been hired as the Tide to Town project manager.
“We continue to invest in Team Savannah so that we may better serve the residents of this great city,” Melder said. “I am proud to promote Judee Jones and Robert Boyce to their new roles. They both bring a wealth of knowledge to their positions and the City is fortunate to have them. Tina Bockhold is also a strong hire for the City’s Tide to Town initiative and will play a key role in this transformational mobility project uniting our neighborhood’s walking and biking infrastructure.”
Jones has served as revenue manager for the City of Savannah since 2011 and brings over 35 years of experience to her new director role. She has focused her career on increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
Jones began her career with the City in 1999 as an accounting clerk for the revenue department. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University and a degree in early education from Savannah State. She will start in her new role on Nov. 20.
Boyce, who started in his new role on Nov. 6, has spent the last year as the assistant director of financial services. He brings over a decade of experience to the job.
Boyce began his career in 2012 as a cashier for the City’s revenue department working with customer utility accounts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southwestern State, a master’s degree of higher education administration from Georgia Southern, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State.
Bockhold will take over management of the Tide to Town project, which received an additional $10 million in funding thanks to City Council’s effort to increase the hotel/motel tax earlier this year. The project will connect 75% of Savannah’s neighborhoods to safe walking and biking infrastructure.
Bockhold, who started on Nov. 6, has 10 years of experience as a traffic engineer for Chatham County and for the Georgia Department of Transportation. She will manage all phases of the project design and construction.