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Warren wraps up top staff changes


Mayor Lovely Warren has completed the reworking of her top-administrative staff, leaving most of her key management team in place as she starts her second term.

Warren announced the last of her administrative changes this afternoon: Marisol Ramos-Lopez, the Commissioner of Recreation and Youth Services, and John Merklinger, Director of Emergency Services, are leaving. The administration has already interviewed candidates for Ramos-Lopez's position, and there'll be a national search for Merklinger's replacement, Warren spokesperson James Smith says.

Last week, Warren announced that Kate Washington,  currently the director of development services in the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, will become executive director of the city's Market Driven Community Cooperatives Corporation. Outgoing City Council member Dana Miller is taking her place.