I Love Me Some Rochelle Small-Toney City Manager Rocky Mount NC

I love a strong educated God fearing Black Woman. Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has not disappointed me although I had some doubts about how she would endure the lynching that she began to receive day one after the announcement of her hiring.

When Small-Toney came to Rocky Mount the Special Cs lynched her from the start. But because she is the strong educated God fearing Black Woman that she is, she has come in promoted and hired some strong qualified candidates. If you listen to the Special Cs you would think that she only hires Black folk. I dare anyone to check the record to see what is the make up of the city staff and report back.

I understand that the Special Cs on the Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Facebook page are having a lynching time because of the announcement Small-Toney most recent promotion and hiring of 2 strong educated professional Black Women.

It is sad that over the years when Caucasians were in charge of running things in Rocky Mount it was no problem. But now since there has been qualified Blacks in leadership roles within the city and on the council, Special Cs are really showing how racist they can be.

My question to Rocky Mount citizens is what the fuss?

It is time for the Special Cs to end the lynching and to get onboard and stop their distractions. It is time to allow the leadership in Rocky Mount to do their jobs without having to deal with the racist rhetoric that has no merit. It is obviously clear that even the audit that the Special Cs pushed has found no fault.

I want to challenge the citizens of Rocky Mount to look at what is going on for yourself as it relates to the leadership of Rocky Mount how the city is progressing in spite of the past almost 2 years that there has been a lynching of Black Leadership. But if you look at the total picture you will see all of the leadership is working together for the better of all the citizens.

Thank you Rochelle Small-Toney for a job well done.

Watch CBS 17’s ‘COVID-19 Response: Congressional Town Hall’ on Tuesday at 7

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The Political Agitator’s response: David Price, G.K. Butterfield, Alma Adams said they will vote for the new Stimulus. Dan Bishop, Richard Hudson, Ted Budd, Richard Hudson and Greg Murphy said they will not vote for it because it is not a bipartisan bill that they don’t know what is in it. But Price said he don’t know what they are talking about because it is a continuation of what they have already voted for. These racist are talking about it is around 1800 pages and it was done in secret. Well damn they got til Friday to read the damn bill so hell why not read it and then make a decision. Oh we know what it is all about because they think that it is going to benefit Black folk as if Caucasians don’t need the money as well.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – CBS 17 is hosting “COVID-19 Response: Congressional Town Hall” to get answers to your questions about the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

On May 12 at 7 p.m., members of the U.S. Congress from across North Carolina provide insight into the federal government’s handling of the pandemic.

U.S. Reps. David Price (D-NC 4), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC 1), Greg Murphy (R-NC 3), Richard Hudson (R-NC 8), Alma Adams (D-NC 3), and Ted Budd (R-NC 13) are among those who will take part in “Coronavirus Response: Congressional Town Hall.”

The town hall will be broadcast statewide from Nexstar stations covering Charlotte, Greensboro, Asheville, Greenville and the Outer Banks.

“Coronavirus Response: Congressional Town Hall” will broadcast at 7 p.m. on CBS 17.

NC Governor Roy Cooper Coronavirus

I want to thank Governor Roy Cooper for stating that he will react to ReOpen based on the Science, the Facts and how the people follow the Guidelines. He said he will not react based on Emotions.

It is sad that some church folk want to make folk think that the Governor has something against the church.

Why are some folk so ignant to attempt to compare going to Walmart, Lowes and other places where folk are continuously moving while when one goes to church they will be sitting for a period of time?

It is a damn shame that the numerous Bishops that have died from the coronavirus has not even phrased some church folk. I guess they see it as a joke.

Well for me I will not be going into anybody’s church the rest of this year not because I am scared, but because I am going to be cautious about my comings and goings.

I go to work every day however where I work is a large space. I have a mask on and practice social distancing.

The Governor says he is in contact with the White House and others so I am going to leave it up to him to present guidelines and look at what the local governmental bodies are doing. Well the local government can not make policies that are less restrictive to what the Governor put in place but they can make things stricter. Oh they are not going to do that because they don’t want to deal with local folk who may challenge their policies.

I have a whole new outlook on some church folk since this coronavirus and I am following them to see how they continue to move forward. So far I don’t know of any local churches that have had an outbreak of the coronavirus and to me that is a good thing. I have heard that a couple of folk have supposedly contracted it through church services.

There are other places I will not be going as well. I will not be going to a sit down restaurant, a movie theater and anywhere that I would go that I will have to sit for a long period of time.

Now don’t get it twisted, I am talking about what I am not going to do and what I do have no bearing on what others want to do. Do you because I am going to do me.

 

 

Kena Cofield Jones to serve as Human Resources Director

Rocky Mount, N.C. — Rochelle Small-Toney has announced the hiring of Kena Cofield Jones to serve as Human Resources director for the city of Rocky Mount.

“Kena Cofield Jones is the consummate professional and will start this role on May 11, 2020,” said Small-Toney. “With over 30 years of experience in Human Resources management, Jones has a breadth of knowledge in all aspects of human resources, including pay classification, benefits administration, employee relations, worker’s compensation and safety, as well as employee development and recruitment.”

Jones is an Adjunct Faculty member at Trinity Washington (D.C.) University’s School of Professional Studies where she provides classroom instruction on Business Administration and Human Resources for undergraduate and graduate students.  Recently, she served as a member of the executive leadership team for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health where she led, mentored, coached and developed the human resources team.

Jones has held numerous Human Resources positions with the D.C. Government Department of Human Resources, including Senior Advisor; Associate Director for Human Resources Solutions Administration; Associate Director of Business Operations; Supervisory Measurements, Analysis & Planning Specialist; Human Capital Manager; and Supervisory HR Specialist.

Local government is not new to Jones, who has held numerous managerial positions with the City of Richmond, Virginia for 16 years. While with the City of Richmond, she served as the City Manager’s Chief of Staff, Human Resources Manager and held numerous other human resources positions.

Jones holds a master’s degree in Business Management from the University of the District of Columbia, a master’s in Philosophy from Walden University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia State University. Jones also holds designations as a Certified Public Manager and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Her starting annual salary with the city of Rocky Mount is $140,000.

About Rocky Mount

The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time, All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.

The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community towards a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly-owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or stormwater services. To learn more, visit www.rockymountnc.gov for news and updates.

Fiancee of William Bryan: We’re Scared To Go Home

The Political Agitator’s response: You see them ignants didn’t even consider what their own families and friends would have to endure. Them Ignant Racist Special Cs just don’t give a damn.

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Fiancee of William Bryan: We’re scared to go home

CNN Tonight

Amy Elrod, the fiancee of William “Roddie” Bryan, the man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s killing, talks to CNN’s Don Lemon about what life has been like after footage of the February incident was made public.

Source: CNN

Black Folk Ought To Be Outraged! Caucasians Ought to Mad!

It is a damn shame that Black Folk have been locked up for stealing a TV and also as simple as whistling at a White Female to name a few.

But we have Special Cs who can kill Black Folk for no damn reason and they walk free.

The problem I have with the most recent killing in Georgia is to listen to folk trying to justify them Ignant Racist White Supremacy Special Cs actions. There is no damn justification from the evidence presented that I have seen.

Black folk if you don’t want to talk about local issues that Black folk have to endure, then don’t talk to me about things that go on outside of your home area.

 

Press Release: City of Rocky Mount centralizes Business Services Center

imageRocky Mount, N.C. — City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney announced that the Business Services Center is being reorganized into a single centralized function for utility billing and collections, fees and loan payments and collections. The new department is named Business Services and Collections and is effective May 12, 2020. Latasha Hall, who has served as Business Services Center Manager since August 2013, is being promoted to Interim Director and will oversee the department until a permanent director has been named.

“Hall has made major process improvements since joining the City and I am confident that she will ensure that we continue to follow our collection policies and practices, and retain all billing information for all debt collected upon and owed to the city,” said Small-Toney.  “Further, Hall will be responsible for investigating best practices for training all personnel involved in loan arrangements and collections.”

Hall, a graduate of NC Wesleyan College, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She earned a master’s degree in Human Services specializing in Business Management and Counseling from Liberty University. Certified in Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, she also has an associate’s degree in Information Technology. 

Hall has more than 17 years in leadership/management experience that consists of a background in Customer Service/Call Center, IT Support, Case Management, Banking Operations, Collections, Project management and Business Analytics.  She lives in Rocky Mount with her husband, Tommy of 20 years, and their two children.

About Rocky Mount

The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time, All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.

The city’s mission is to advance community well-being, safety and quality of life by delivering excellent public services and actively collaborating with the community towards a fulfilling and inspired future for its citizens. As a publicly-owned utility, the city of Rocky Mount is committed to safe, reliable service for its customers and operates in Nash and Edgecombe counties, providing customers with electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater (sewer), refuse, recycling and/or storm water services. To learn more, visit www.rockymountnc.gov for news and updates.