BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man who will be in charge of day-to-day operations at city hall has been appointed, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday.
Troy Bell will serve as the city's chief administrative officer. He is taking the place formerly held by William Daniel, who will now serve as the city's director of environmental services.
"After an extensive search, I am fully confident in my decision," Broome said. "Mr. Bell has an impressive, documented record of public service on federal, state, and local levels, including administration in a number of U.S. cities. I am absolutely assured that he will successfully lead the daily operations of our city and parish."
Bell completed a Master of Public Administration degree from City University of New York-Baruch School of Public Affairs, and multiple bachelor's degrees from the University of Miami, including economics, international finance, and a concentration in mechanical engineering.
"I believe Mr. Bell is a passionate, community centered public servant with a wealth of experience that will add value to my cabinet," Broome said. "I welcome his experience and new ideas to help continue my administration's mission of improving the quality of life for the people who live and work in our capital region."
Most recently, Bell served as acting city manager and interim deputy city manager/treasurer of Walla Walla, Washington.
"My work history is defined by a passion to serve, empower and improve communities," he said.
According to a press release, Bell has previously held positions as special assistant to the city manager in Beverly Hills, California, with a budget close to $450 million and utility/public works capital programs director for Miami-Dade County, with budgets over $800 million.