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Former Annapolis city manager accepts state job

January 28, 2014

JACK LAMBERT jlambert@capgaznewscom; By JACK LAMBERT jlambert@capgaznews.com

Mike Mallinoff, Annapolis' former city manager, is moving to a job within state government.

Mallinoff was hired as the new chief operations officer for Maryland'sDepartment of Information Technology, the agency responsible for IT and telecommunications services in state government. His first day is Monday.

Isabel FitzGerald, secretary for Department of Information Technology, said Mallinoff "will be responsible for the operational aspects of the department, including procurement, budget and oversight for major technology projects."

Mallinoff is the second Annapolis employee to trade city for state government after the Nov. 5 election of Mayor Mike Pantelides. Josh Cohen, the former mayor, is now chief administrative officer for Maryland'sDepartment of General Services.

As city manager, Mallinoff was responsible for day-to-day operations in Annapolis. He was hired by Cohen in July 2010 to supervise the city's nine departments and help prepare the annual budget.

Virginia Burke was named acting city manager after Mallinoff was fired by Mayor Mike Pantelides on Jan. 9.

Pantelides has changed a handful of city leadership positions since his Dec. 2 inauguration.

He nominated Timothy Murnane to replace Karen Hardwick as city attorney. Hardwick was let go from city government the day of Pantelides' inauguration.

Murnane, currently serving acting city attorney, has not been confirmed for the permanent job by the Annapolis City Council.

Pantelides also dismissed then-Planning Director Jon Arason on Jan. 6. Arason and Hardwick have not publicly accepted new jobs since leaving city government.

As chief operations officer for the state IT department, Mallinoff will take a pay cut. He made $153,011 as city manager in 2013. Mallinoff will make $132,106 with the Department of Information Technology, FitzGerald said.


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Source: Capital (Annapolis, MD)


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