Crandall O. Jones, ICMA-CM

BIOGRAPHICAL BRIEF

 

Crandall O. Jones was appointed as Municipal Administrator of the Municipality of Norristown, PA, on August 20, 2013. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ENOSHA Management Services, LLC, a management development consulting firm that facilitates organizational and individual excellence. In this capacity Jones has facilitated retreats, provided interim management, managed organizational development projects and presented on various topics related to management and organizational development for both public and private sector clients. He was a consulting instructor for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia and is a Georgia P.O.S.T. certified instructor.

A native of Cordele, Georgia, Jones is a career public administrator who has 29 years of experience in a successful public service management career that has included achievement and service at the municipal, county, state and national levels—from his beginnings in local government with the City of Savannah, Georgia, to his current position in Norristown. Mr. Jones has over 30 years of economic analysis, project management, cost analysis and budgeting experience. He also possesses excellent management, proposal development and grant writing abilities. These talents have been honed through his extensive knowledge of and experience in working in municipal, county, state and federal governmental systems. This expertise is evident in the broad range of executive positions he has held over the years, including: serving as City Administrator for the City of Seat Pleasant, Maryland; holding the position of Executive Director of the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO), a national non-profit organization; being appointed as the first Executive Administrator of the Florida Commission on Minority Economic and Business Development and serving as County Manager in Chester County, South Carolina and Jackson County, Georgia and City Manager of East Point, Georgia.

In his various capacities, Mr. Jones has generated and recaptured millions of dollars of revenue through grant writing and proposal development, reducing operating costs and increasing employee performance, controlling expenditures, reducing legal and safety liabilities, and creating highly successful economic development programs and alliances.  He has facilitated the creation of educational programs and projects around the nation and planned and convened six national economic development conferences around the United States.

Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from Georgia Southern University. Professional involvement and achievements include acquiring the designation of Credentialed Manager from the International City and County Management Association (ICMA) , being certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), serving as an board member of the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, executive board member of the BCI Development Corporation; serving as a member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership Economic Development Advisory Committee; receiving numerous awards and completing the prestigious ICMA Gettysburg Leadership Institute, the South Carolina Executive Institute, a nationally distinguished executive training program for state and local executives, and the Georgia Economic Development Academy.

Born in Albany, Georgia, as the second of six children, Mr. Jones is married to Letha McCombs Jones, a native of Savannah, Georgia.  They have three children, Shavonne, Ethan and Noah. 

 

 DIVISIONS

 

Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

info@norristown.org


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Norristown Council Meeting held on November 8, 2017
Norristown Council Meeting held on October 3, 2017
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