Office of the City Manager

On January 18, Darnetta Tyus was unanimously named to the top post during a City Council work session beginning February 21.                               

Ms. Tyus most recently served as the Deputy City Manager of Community Affairs for the City of Petersburg, Virginia, overseeing several departments including Economic Development, Social Services, Public Works, Community Corrections, Juvenile Crime Control, Library Services, Volunteerism, Special Events & Recreation Programs, Veterans Center, Dogwood Trace Golf Course, and Workforce Development. 

Tyus, a native of Chicago, IL, comes to College Park with more than thirty years of experience working with federal, state, and local government programs. Before her engagement in Petersburg, Virginia, Ms. Tyus managed community outreach and engagement for the District of Columbia's D.C.'s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, playing a crucial role in garnering support for significant redevelopment projects, i.e., business development, neighborhood revitalization, and job creation in District of Columbia. Most notably, she led the efforts for the final negotiations for the St. Elizabeth's East Campus 183-acre Redevelopment Master Plan, which was implemented and resulted in generating millions of dollars in revenue by the construction of the Mystic Arena/Wizards training facility and the Gateway Pavilion, as well as repurposing historic facilities. Ms. Tyus also served as Washington D.C.'s Deputy Chief Operations Officer for the State Superintendent of Education.

Darnetta Tyus

Darenetta Tyus
City Manager 


Sonya Harold 
Executive Assistant
Phone: (404) 669-3756
Fax: (404) 762-4607

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM