Adrienne Joly, New Albany's deputy director of community development since 2013, has been promoted to director of administrative services.

Joly will report to City Manager Joe Stefanov and oversee risk management, records management, information technology, contractual services and special projects, according to the city.

She stepped into the role April 10.

The position is a new one for the city; it was created in lieu of replacing Debra Mecozzi, who recently retired from her position of deputy city manager.

Joly's previous salary was $102,500 and her benefits were worth about $40,100, according to city spokesman Scott McAfee.

Her new salary will be $108,650 and the city will pay about $41,000 for her benefits package, he said.

Two internal candidates were interviewed for the position, McAfee said. He said he was the other candidate.

City officials do not plan to fill Joly's previous position, he said. Some development staff members will assume new responsibilities as a result of her promotion, he said.

Joly said she looks forward to the challenge of creating a new position focusing on customer service and the delivery of public services to residents.

Joly said she sees some similarities in her old and new positions.

Her community-development role focused on providing services to residents and the development community, while the administrative-services role focuses on mayor's court, information technology and administration functions.

"I think it's about being efficient in our delivery of services," she said.

New Albany also is in the process of replacing finance director Chad Fuller, who left for a position with Licking County, where he previously worked as chief deputy auditor.

McAfee said the earliest the city might hire a new finance director is June.

City officials also are looking for a human-resources officer, a position that had been approved but was never filled because of the recession a few years ago, he said.

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