Portsmouth has parted ways with 3 top city officials

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The city of Portsmouth parted ways with three of its department heads Friday, according to a city spokesperson.

Deputy City Manager Mimi Terry, Chief Information Officer Daniel Jones and Human Resources Director Dee Wright no longer work for the city as of Friday, according to city spokeswoman Dana Woodson. She couldn’t confirm whether they resigned or were terminated.

Terry also served as the city’s chief financial officer. Jones headed the city’s information technology department.

Friday’s departures mark a total of four top city or police officials who have departed since City Manager Tonya Chapman began her tenure more than two months ago. Chapman fired Police Chief Renado Prince in July.

Terry was appointed interim city manager following the termination of Angel Jones in June. She was hired in March 2020 as chief financial officer after serving as deputy finance director in Richmond.

Natalie Anderson, 757-732-1133, natalie.anderson@virginiamedia.com