City of Jasper News

City Manager Employment Offer to Sonia Jammes

NOVEMBER 15, 2021


The City of Jasper, City Council is pleased to announce final negotiations for a conditional offer of employment with Ms. Sonia Jammes as The City of Jasper’s next City Manager. As of 11/15/2021 the City Council has entered into final negotiations with Ms. Jammes and The City of Jasper for a 2 - year period. Ms. Jammes was selected after a nationwide recruitment and selected by City Staff and the City Council.

Ms. Jammes currently serves as the Assistant Town (City) Manager for the City of Bedford, VA. While here she will perform the day-to-day operations, work and direct staff to continue development and implementation of the progression, vision and direction for the City which has been set, as well as focusing on City Planning; particularly in the areas of development, zoning and water as well as administration.

There were several tremendously strong candidates for this position from within the region and out; however, I am confident that Ms. Sonia Jammes is a wonderful fit for the City of Jasper’s position of City Manager. Ms. Jammes outgoing and approachable personality coupled with the extensive work experience in the areas of management and planning will assist existing staff, Board (present and future) and this community in charting the course for what Jasper has to offer to the citizens and those moving to our enchanting community for years to come; especially in the areas of quality of life, development, recreation and walkability with our trails and parks.

In conclusion, the City of Jasper will enter into a 14-day commencement period. Ms. Jammes first day could be as early as the 3rd of January, 2022.

Steve Lawrence, Mayor