Assistant attorney appointed as city deputy manager

Assistant attorney appointed as city deputy manager

CHAMPAIGN — Assistant City Attorney Matthew Roeschley has been appointed deputy city manager, a post that was left vacant when his predecessor retired in April.

Roeschley, who has been employed as a Champaign assistant city attorney since December 2011, will work as one of the two people who are second-in-command to City Manager Dorothy David. He will serve as acting city manager when David is absent.

Roeschley's focus areas will include the human resources, planning and development, fire, public works and legal departments, according to a city news release. As assistant city attorney, he led the city's efforts in labor relations and collective bargaining; served as prosecutor for city ordinance violations; and offered legal counsel on personnel matters, employee discipline, public procurement and purchasing contracts.

Before working with the city, Roeschley represented local government agencies and public sector employees as a private practice lawyer. He has a bachelor's degree from Anderson University and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University's law school.

He replaces former Deputy City Manager Craig Rost, who left in April to become the executive director of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp.

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